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Dead Zones: How Agricultural Fertilizers are Killing our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 17:00

Last year, many Canadians had their summer holiday at the lake interrupted by the appearance of toxic dead zones caused by hazardous algae blooms. In Western Canada, Lake Winnipeg experienced record algae pollution which has doubled in the last...

Gulf of Mexico

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico (US) - By Henry Steinberg: First came Hurricane Katrina, taking their houses. Now the Dead Zone is taking their hope. The shrimpers on Grand Isle, Louisiana, are hit hardest by an environmental disaster that...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie, Oceans campaigner- Greenpeace UK | April 1, 2014

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and...

Gulf of California

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

They are less than a millimetre in size yet you can see them from space. Each November and April, with clockwork precision, small algae start to multiply by the billion, forming gargantuan algae blooms in the pristine waters of the Gulf of...

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