Archive for August 23rd, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Causes of too much algae: excessive nitrogen

by Caroline Brown

In my last post, I blogged about some of the consequences of too much algae in waterways. Some algae is beneficial, but an excess can cause problems. What causes the natural process of algae production to go into overdrive? Too much nitrogen is usually the culprit.

As usual, too much nitrogen is the result of the ultimate invasive species….human beings.

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