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  • n  excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life; the decomposition of the plants depletes the supply of oxygen, leading to the death of animal life
    he argued that the controlling factor in eutrophication is not nitrate but phosphate

  • But for all the eutrophication of lakes, the alarms about mercury in livestock and DDT on the vine, the land is still capable of yielding an astonishing bounty.
  • All sorts of Americans utter new words like ecosystem and eutrophication.
  • With eutrophication and desiccation of soil and water by fertilizers, detergents and you and me, our only hope is that the pragmatism of the democratic process will be directed .

  • Joan Benoit in Bowdoin News
    I feel like I'm a human barometer,says Samuelson in the article. "I've seen environmental changes during that time, whether it be ambient air quality or erosion or eutrophication of our ponds and lakes or other water bodies."
  • Jonathan Chase in News from Washington University in St. Louis
    What we have is a warm gun, not yet a smoking one,said Jonathan Chase, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis. "We have evidence that eutrophication creates a favorable situation for a common snail that...
  • Drew Edmondson in Norman Transcript
    Edmondson said Oklahoma is saying to the poultry industry, "You can't continue to surface apply it because it is running off and getting into the streams and particularly the phosphorus is causing what the Oklahoma agronomists call eutrophication,...

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