NANFA-- another must read

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 05 Oct 2000 13:10:01 -0400

List members interested in the recent exchanges on this list regarding the
affects of runoff from agriculture, particulary in the Midwest, may be further
interested to read a 5-part series on niotrogen pollution that appeared last
week in the Baltimore Sun. Here's a brief excerpt:

"In Louisiana, the Mississippi River is so loaded with nitrogen runoff from
Midwestern farms that when its floodwaters overflow into nearby Lake
Pontchartrain, the lake turns lethal. The last time that happened, in 1997,
crabbers found 'all the crabs dead in their traps,' recalls fisherman Pete
Gercia of Bayou Sauvage."

The articles can be found on-line at

Christopher Scharpf

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must be something you cannot possibly do!"
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