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Nutrient Pollution

Contamination of water resources by excessive inputs of nutrients. In surface waters, excess algal production is a major concern.

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  • Experts warn earths topsoil is almost gone
    Nearly half of all the world’s top soil has disappeared over the last 150 years, despite its critical importance to our food supply. At least 95 percent of our global food supply relies on rich topsoil for production and the better the soil the more...
  • Study Finds National Park Ecosystems Threatened by Nutrient Pollution
    Due to their federally protected status and careful management, it is easy to assume that national parks are safe from the harm of human activity. Unfortunately, many of the parks across the country are vulnerable to nutrient pollution caused by agricultural    
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