Nancy Rabalais

Jun. 24, 2011

Forecasting ‘Dead Zone’ Conditions in the Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Dead Zone’ may be larger this summer than in years past.

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May. 07, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill: Ecological Effects

We'll get the latest on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the potential problems ahead for the local ecosystem.

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