|Courtesy of Charles S. Hopkinson Jr.|
Brackish tidal marsh along the Plum Island estuary in northeastern Massachusetts
"We believe that this excess nutrient pollution is the biggest pollution problem of the coastal waters, and it is a national problem," contends Robert W. Howarth, professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell University. Howarth chaired the NRC committee that prepared the report "Clean Coastal Waters: Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Nutrient Pollution," which called for the formation of the National Coastal Nutrient Management Strategy. The report is available online at www.nap.edu/books/0309069483/html...
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