The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is larger than ever. Here’s what to do about it.

Read the full story in the Washington Post. See also Algae, Dead Zones, Climate Change and the Soil Health Movement at Progressive Farmer.

Scientists just measured the largest dead zone ever recorded for the Gulf of Mexico, a whopping 8,776 square miles, massive enough to cover all of New Jersey. And only dramatic shifts in farming practices are likely to prevent even bigger problems in the future.

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