Gulf of Mexicos dead zone in 2017 could be the largest on record

When humans abuse the environment and dump nitrate-and phosphorous-heavy pollutants into rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, oxygen-deprived “dead zones” form. This is exactly what has occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and is leading to the largest algae bloom in the world forming. Roughly the size of Connecticut, the substantial “dead zone” is the wake-up call consumers need to change their habits — hopefully before it is too late.

Algae blooms, such…

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