Dean Blanchard

A shrimp boat is shown in a illustration that combines the boat with a map of the Mississippi Delta.

Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone

Farm pollutants from multiple states feed a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Shrimpers pay the cost.

Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone
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A New Year, or Same Old Sludge for the Gulf Coast?

A New Year, or Same Old Sludge for the Gulf Coast?
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Checking in on the Gulf as Hurricane Alex heads toward land

Checking in on the Gulf as Hurricane Alex heads toward land
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Gulf residents struggle with stress, uncertainty over oil disaster

Gulf residents struggle with stress, uncertainty over oil disaster