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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Is Still Getting Bigger

"But more than five years after the task force pledged to reduce the dead zone to a quarter of its size by 2015, it's still getting bigger. A boom in corn production for ethanol is bringing more farmland on line, leading experts to predict near-record sizes this year." - excerpt from this Times-Picayune article.

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