Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Aug
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Green algae invasion, Brittany, France. Excess levels of nitrates from agricultural sources can damage freshwaters and the marine environment by promoting excessive growth of algae that chokes other life, a process known as eutrophication.Photo source: ©© Cristina Barroca

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Researchers investigating nutrients in runoff from agricultural land warn that phosphorus losses will increase, due to climate change, unless this is mitigated by making major changes to agricultural practices…

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