Earth Science Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by mscbkc070904, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

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    This is nothing new really, but the impact on the ecosystem is far worse than realized. And if this study is only in one part of the world, imagine other areas of the world, like 3rd world countries that have chems they use, but not regulated thoroughly by the govt. Plus all the side by products of the original that is sold for cheaper price. If it impacts the ecosystem, how will it affect us in the products/food that we import from regions like this?