Big Agriculture is Killing Our Coasts

Here’s what we can do to stop it

The footprint of big ag and the Gulf of Mexico dead zone (NOAA)

To get an idea of how American coastal waters might look just before they succumb to all the degradations they have suffered these past five centuries, it would be worth taking a July trip to Mobile Bay, an Alabama inlet that feeds into the Gulf of Mexico. If the air is still and hot, an event may occur that Gulf Coast residents call a…