Another noteworthy quote from that article: "Humans are changing the basic
chemistry of the earth without understanding the consequences, wrote eight
top scientists in an influential 1997 essay published by the prestigious
Ecological Society of America."
-- Jay DeLong Olympia, WA
> -----Original Message----- > From: owner-nanfa_at_aquaria.net On Behalf > Of Christopher Scharpf > Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 10:10 AM > To: NANFA Mailing List > Subject: NANFA-- another must read > > > 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 > http://www.sunspot.net/content/archive/story?section=archive&pagename=story& storyid=1150470208371
Christopher Scharpf Baltimore