Latest Eutrophication Stories
By Carol Cole-Frowe, The Norman Transcript, Okla. Jul.
By Hammond, John White, Philip Continuing our series on plant nutrition, John Hammond and Philip White look at the environmental impact of phosphorus pollution from agriculture and consider what can be done to mitigate it The availability of clean water is essential for our sustainable futures.
Tiny organisms play a powerful role in removing nitrate, a form of nitrogen pollution caused by human activity, in streams, according to a study by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published in Nature.
The plight of the worldâ€™s oceans is dire, according to recent studies, through insults from human-derived activities depopulating and damaging reefs, altering coastlines, and creating pollutants, such as nitrogen runoff from terrestrial watersheds.
A study by UC Irvine ecologists finds that excess nitrogen in tropical forests boosts plant growth by an average of 20 percent, countering the belief that such forests would not respond to nitrogen pollution.
Like bank accounts, the nutrient cycles that influence the natural world are regulated by inputs and outputs. If a routine withdrawal is overlooked, balance sheets become inaccurate. Over time, overlooked deductions can undermine our ability to understand and manage ecological systems.
Because of rising demand for ethanol, American farmers are growing more corn than at any time since the Depression. And sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is paying the price.
Virginia plans to install a monitoring station in the Potomac River that will help boaters and fishermen while assisting marine biologists studying the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
American farmers intend to plant more corn this year than at any time since the food-shortage years of World War II _ 90.5 million acres, according to Agriculture Department estimates.
Farmers' routine application of chemical fertilizers and manure to the land poses a far greater environmental problem to freshwater lakes than previously thought, potentially polluting the water for hundreds of years, according to research published Monday.
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