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Plankton Will Suffer as Oceans Warm

Fish and other species will be affected by rising temperatures in the oceans, which will slow the growth of the plankton which is the base of most marine food webs.

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Peak Fertilizer Ahead?

A major slab of the world’s supply of phosphorous—one of the two dwindling, non-synthesizable elements used in industrial agriculture—sits in highly disputed territory in Morocco, making future access to it uncertain.

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Record ‘Dead Zone’ Expected in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists fear that farm chemicals carried from fields into the Mississippi River by this spring’s record floods will create the largest “dead zone” the Gulf of Mexico has seen since measurements were first taken in 1985. (more)

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