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Study: Phosphorus builds up in soil for decades

April 18, 2016  By CBC News

Algae blooms that can kill lakes and rivers have long been a problem in Canada. One of the biggest culprits in producing that algae is phosphorous, which can come from many sources – including the heavy use of fertilizer. But the scale of the problem is only now being fully understood. A new study has revealed some bad news about the phosphorus cycle, which explains how the essential element moves through the ecosystem. | READ MORE

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