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More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

MANHATTAN, Kansas, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – The pollution of fresh water by agricultural nutrients costs government agencies, drinking water facilities and individual Americans at least $4.3 billion a year in total, finds new research from Kansas State University. Biology professor Walter Dodds, who led the study, says the researchers calculated that $44 million a…

Microorganisms Keep Large Waterways Clean, Study Shows

Microorganisms Keep Large Waterways Clean, Study Shows

MANHATTAN, Kansas, March 16, 2008 (ENS) – Nitrogen can be a valuable nutrient that fertilizes crops, lawns and public parks, but too much nitrogen in water can cause environmental problems. Nitrogen in water can cause algal blooms that consume oxygen in lakes, rivers and oceans, causing the death of fish and other aquatic animals. To…