Increasing Blooms From Nutrient Runoff Threaten Ecosystems

Dangerous levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are compounding in Lake Erie causing runaway algae blooms that are threatening wildlife. For the second time this lake has dying. An over abundance of phosphorous and nitrogen from fertilizers and sewage, feed the blue green algae and bacteria which in turn produce toxins that can harm animals as well as people. The primary source of these excess nutrients today is agricultural runoff.

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