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Cropland Diversity Reduces Nitrogen Pollution

Biodiversity in crops decreases fertilizer damage to rivers and lakes Researchers have identified a link between the diversity of crops grown in farmlands and the pollution they create in lakes and rivers. In a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment e-View paper, ecologists show that when the biodiversity of crops is high, less dissolved nitrogen is found exiting the surrounding watersheds. Nitrogen…

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