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$1-million contest for solution to ‘dead zones’

That runoff from Midwest farms carries large amounts of fertilizer down the Mississippi River to produce the low oxygen areas in the Gulf, so Tulane University is starting the Grand Challenge contest. Philanthropist Phyllis Taylor is putting up the prize money. “A million dollar grand prize to be awarded to the team or the individual who achieves our goal,” Taylor said. Read [email protected]  20:35