RE: NANFA-- another must read

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 20:13:02 -0700

That's a good article, Chris.
Include pesticide runoff with the fertilizers and ask yourself: Is it any
wonder that fish in Kansas streams are jumping out after heavy rains?

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: 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 > storyid=1150470208371

Christopher Scharpf Baltimore

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