“A recent expedition to the Gulf of Mexico has yielded the largest ‘dead zone’ ever recorded in the area. Measuring 8,776 square miles, this massive patch of oxygen depleted water is wreaking havoc on the Gulf’s marine life – a consequence of unchecked agricultural runoff pouring down from the Mississippi River. Dead zones appear in the Gulf every summer, and the typical size is around 5,800 square miles. Back in 2002, scientists detected an unusually large dead zone stretching for 8,497 square miles, but this new one, detected just last week, is now the largest ever recorded. At a whopping 8,776 square miles (22,730 sq km), it’s 4.6 times larger than the target size set by the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. In the words of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, this finding shows that “nutrient pollution, primarily from agriculture and developed land runoff in the Mississippi River watershed is continuing to affect the nation’s coastal resources and habitats in the Gulf.” Hypoxia is a fancy term for low oxygen, and it’s primarily a problem for estuaries and coastal waters . . . . “ (more)
“A tanker loaded with 1 million barrels of Venezuelan heavy crude has been stranded for over a month off the coast of Louisiana, not because it can’t sail but as a result of Venezuela’s imploding economy, and its inability to obtain a bank letter of credit to deliver its expensive cargo. . . . “
” . . . it has come to light that the oil industry is conducting offshore fracking in the Gulf, which is even more dangerous than conventional oil drilling, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.”
This concerns Louisiana – Colfax, Louisiana is on the front of the report.
The Department of Defense and its contractors are currently using at least 61 active military sites across the country to “burn and detonate unused munitions and raw explosives in the open air with no environmental emissions controls,” according to a series of bombshell reports from ProPublica that give insight into the largest source of pollution in the country.
Across the Country, Military Sites Burn Hazardous Waste Into Open Air
By Hilary Fung, Abrahm Lustgarten and Lena Groeger
Virtually every day, the Department of Defense and its contractors burn and detonate unused munitions and raw explosives in the open air with no environmental emissions controls, often releasing toxins near water sources and schools.
Colorado chemical arms wastewater to be trucked to Texas
PUEBLO, Colo. — The U.S. Army will truck hazardous wastewater from a chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado to an incineration facility in Texas because…
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‘People been playing Zydeco for a long time, old style like French music. I was the first to put the pep into it.’ (Clifton Chenier)
‘Clifton was the biggest thing in Zydeco. Nobody else has ever measured up to him. He was the King’ (Chris Strachwitz Founder of Arhoolie Records.)
Like Elvis I like all kinds of music.
In the expanse of the subterranean chambers where my record collection lies there is music from many, many genres.
Deep racks of Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul and Doo-Wop shimmer in the half-light as I peruse the shelves searching for the perfect sound for Now.
Yesterday, I took a left turn at New Orleans Jazz and came, whooping delightedly, upon the section labelled, ‘Cajun and Zydeco’.
Now, I like to have a framed picture of my favourite artist from each genre…
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Zero Hedge – “We Don’t Know What Happened” St. Louis Officials Clueless As Downtown Sinkhole Swallows Car
” ….. a sinkhole spontaneously appeared in the city’s downtown, swallowing a car that had been parked street side.
And even more concerning, city officials say they have no idea how it happened….”
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LINK – https://youtu.be/e2B-6UOVBXg
“A 70-year-old woman lost parts of her hand and arm after contracting a flesh eating bacteria while fishing with her husband off of Alabama’s Gulf Coast last week.
The woman, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, first became ill after she reached into a bucket of live shrimp bait and pricked the back of her hand. . . . “
There’s more than one . . . The Watchers – New giant craters explode on Yamal Peninsula, Russia