City Room™ - Science - How Chicago Toilets Lead to Gulf 'Dead Zone'
This piece from Chicago Public Radio is great!! Upriver pollution wreaks so much havoc on Louisiana's environment as the Mississippi River drains almost all of the central U.S.'s waste right into our precious ecology. One of the many negative effects is the Dead Zone in the Gulf- an area of water the size of New Jersey that is pretty much unable to sustain life. Serious national legislation is needed and overdue on this issue. It's wonderful to see that awareness may be rising up there!
Thanks to Frank Truesdale's Infotrawl at Louisiana Coast Post for this great catch!