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Tag: Louisiana

2011 Gulf Dead Zone Could Be Biggest Ever {VIDEO}

Researchers from Texas A&M University who have just returned from a visit to the Gulf of Mexico to explore the scope and size of this year’s dead zone have measured it to be currently around 8,500 square kilometres; approximately the same size as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

However researchers believe that 2011’s dead zone may continue to grow and become one of the largest ever.

New Orleans from Space {Photo of the Day}

New Orleans has often been in the news over the past decade, for good and for bad. This true colour image of the city was taken on April 26, 2000, by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) on board the Landsat 7 satellite.