Friday, August 04, 2017

Water quality of US waterways worse than expected

New Jersey-Size 'Dead Zone' Is Largest Ever in Gulf of Mexico
"The cause for much of this fertilizer pollution is related to a high demand for meat in the U.S., according to a new report by Mighty Earth, an environmental group. The report blames a small number of businesses for practices that are “contaminating our water and destroying our landscape,” citing areas of native grassland in the Midwest being converted into soy and corn fields to feed livestock."

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