Coastlines make up less than ten percent of the land in the continental U.S., yet they house nearly forty percent of our population.
When you buy fertilizer, you'll notice three numbers on the label, for instance, 12, 6, 6. These indicate the percentage of three key nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. For green grass, nitrogen is the most important ingredient.
In assessing a major drop in nitrate loss from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, it was revealed that past disturbances, such as logging, must be included.
The Gulf of Mexico is home to a dead zone roughly the size of New Jersey. Inhospitable waters are caused by excess nitrogen that originates from distant Mid- western agribusinesses.
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