Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 5,600 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Sat Sep 27 2008: from Scientific American:
Climate change may be sparking new and bigger "dead zones"
... Scientists are discovering that climate change -- and not just fertilizer from farm use -- may be spurring the emergence of barren underwater landscapes in coastal waters. Expanding dead zones not only spell trouble for biodiversity, but they also threaten the commercial fisheries of many nations... Agricultural runoff sparks many of these die-offs; increased use of nitrogen fertilizers has doubled the number of lifeless pockets every decade since the 1960s, resulting in 405 dead zones now dotting coastlines globally. But lesser-known wastelands are also emerging -- without nutrient input from farms.
[Read more stories about: dead zones]

No reader quips yet -- be the first!

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

The ApocaDocs say:
Before long fishermen will be catching zombie fish!

More stories:
  • Deaths soar from hospital superbugs
  • Arctic Saw Fastest August Sea Ice Retreat On Record, NASA Data Show
  • (Climate change may be sparking new and bigger "dead zones")
  • New More Efficient Ways To Use Biomass
  • Citing cost, USDA kills pesticide-testing program

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The