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October 2008
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Grain Moisture Measurements May Divert Mold, Insect Infestation

Sharon Durham, ARS

The number of coastal areas known as dead zones is on the rise. A new study published in Science counted more than 400 dead zones globally, including 166 in U.S. waters, covering 245,000 square kilometers. Once filled with fish and many other organisms, these ocean waters are no longer habitable.  For the full research report go to: http://nationalacademies.org/headlines/20080819.html