A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running Low

bou_conveyer_belt_sahara_phosphate_yale_e360.jpgYale Environment 360
published by  Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
07 Jul 2011: Report by Fred Pearce

Phosphate has been essential to feeding the world since the Green Revolution, but its excessive use as a fertilizer has led to widespread pollution and eutrophication. Now, many of the world’s remaining reserves are starting to be depleted.

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