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Another reason to control erosion and nutrient runoff -- Cholera

Numerous prior posts have followed the growing understanding of what factors drive the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It pretty much comes down to nutrient runoff into the Mississippi River and its tributaries (e.g., sewage, feedlots, agricultural fertilizers). Now, another association of such nutrient additions...

NWF Says Ecosystem Breakdowns in Great Lakes Caused by Excessive Nutrients and Invasive Mussels

By Phoebe B. Scott, Associate, Jenner & Block On October 4, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation ("NWF") released a report titled Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes: How Nutrients and Invasive Species Interact to Overwhelm the Coasts and Starve Offshore Waters , claiming that a combination...