Thursday, October 05, 2006

Cheerful news from UNEP

The oceans are being smothered in crud, says UNEP ( Concern Over Oceans Despite Receding Oil and Chemical Threats). Just one snippet from the summary:
"The number of coastal dead zones has doubled every decade since 1960 with the rise linked to nutrients -- nitrogen and phosphorus -- arising from such sources as agricultural fertilizer run off, manure, sewage and fossil fuel burning".


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