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Nitrogen Fertilizer

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

If Long Island does manage to resolve its water issues and become a sustainable place to live, it will be in part because Prof. Christopher Gobler and his team were able to diagnose the causes of our ground water pollution.

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

The Cost of Farming: Heading on up

Richard Ha | Posted 12.19.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Now that the GMO discussion has stabilized, let's move forward. There is a big picture here that is not being discussed. In the coming weeks, I w...

Giving Thanks for Some of the Free Stuff

Carl Pope | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Natural systems don't take holidays or send us a bill. And they are the only force on the planet strong enough and resilient enough to make up for human folly and shortsightedness -- if we let them.

Yet Another Reason To Go Meatless On Earth Day -- And Every Other Day

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Just in time for Earth Day, European scientists released a groundbreaking report linking meat consumption to nitrogen pollution. Nitrogen pollution? What on earth is nitrogen pollution?

A Bit of Summer in December

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

On a cold, rainy California morning -- the shortest, darkest day of the year -- a ray of summer sunshine showed up in my mailbox all the way from New ...

Nitrogen Fertilizer's Toll: Not Just Dead Zones

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

It is time for agriculture to dramatically reduce the millions of pounds of nitrogen pollution that flow off farms every year and then contaminate public waterways and drinking water supplies.

Living With No Regrets on Climate Change

Tom Tomich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Tomich

It could be a long time before we achieve consensus on global climate strategy. In the meantime, there are "no regrets" strategies we can implement to improve our lives and our future prospects.