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In recent years, the district has succeeded at cleaning up huge amounts of phosphorus using about 57,000 acres of shallow marshes.
In 2016, corn crops caused most of the 1.15 million metric tons of nutrient pollution—excess nitrogen and phosphorus, mostly from fertilizer runoff—that was released into the Gulf.
The practice cuts nitrate and phosphorus losses from farmland by about 30 percent, Iowa State University research shows.
Sodium makes up the Stanford battery’s cathode, and the anode is made from phosphorus, with the addition of a compound called myo-inositol, which can be derived from rice bran or corn.
Only two ingredients remain missing: phosphorus and sulfur.
According to the study, ungulates often chew on bones to get minerals like phosphorus, calcium and sodium into their diet.
The fossils were also surrounded by minerals containing phosphorus, an element incorporated into the building blocks of life and released by decaying organisms.
Factors contributing to bloom size and location are primarily based on the runoff of phosphorus from farm fields into tributaries of the Maumee River.
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