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Forest buffer zones can help control nitrogen pollution

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

E&E's ClimateWire (subscription) reports on a new study from Oregon State University that found forest corridors could help mitigate the increase in nitrogen-fed algae blooms from man-made sources like crop fertilizer. Flows through urban areas and agricultural lands may reap the same benefits if forest buffer zones are maintained along their banks, said researchers. 

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