Web Date: March 23, 2016
Monitoring uncovers mysterious phosphorus pollution
A new study reveals that an unknown continental-scale process is dumping phosphorus into streams and lakes across the U.S. (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05950). Rising phosphorus measured in these water bodies could lead to toxic algal blooms and degraded habitat for fish, birds and frogs.
High phosphorus levels in streams and lakes typically result from sewage discharge and . . .
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