Heavy spring rains mean the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be bigger than average this year.
Once again, nutrient pollution from upstream areas will accumulate and fester in the Gulf of Mexico, making ocean waters toxic to most ocean life.
The Dead Zone is an interactive site with more info and some interesting effects.
NOAA's dead zone news shows this year's prediction and other useful information.
The Dead Zone may give you the diversion you need to cope with the recent spate of bad news.