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View Resource The Dead Zone: Nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico

At last week's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), scientists explored solutions to the "dead zone," an area of approximately 7,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Each summer, this area becomes oxygen-depleted ("hypoxic"), when excessive nutrients (especially nitrogen) flow down the Mississippi River into the Gulf. Most of the nitrogen is washed into the...
View Resource Diazinon and Chlorpyrifos Loads in the San Joaquin River Basin, California, January and February 2000

The report, "Diazinon Levels in Sacramento and San Joaquin Basin Rivers Lower Than in 1990s", was released June 20, 2002 by the US Geological Survey in cooperation with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The abstract can be read on this site and the entire publication can be downloaded and viewed free of charge using the available link.
View Resource Pesticide Action Network UK

The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) is a nonprofit organization that "promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers.� Through its website, PAN UK offers a number of downloadable publications including briefings; fact sheets for...