Thursday, February 05, 2009

Projecting the future of nitrogen pollution

The effects of climate change are global. Expect to see the same thing happening here since some of our water bodies are already overgrown by algae stimulated by high nitrogen levels in water.

via ES&T Online News on 2/4/09

Heavier rainfall in the years to come coupled with the application of increasing amounts of fertilizer to farmlands could bump up nitrogen levels in rivers by as much as 24%, according to a new study.

Figure: "Green water" at Rochor Canal. The colour comes from algae likely caused by the high nutrient load in the water.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice article upon pollution issue..... i had found more information about basic of pollution issue but this is not sufficient. If you know more please explain.