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Animal manure causes water pollution

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Current Event January 6, 2014

Animal Manure Causes Water Pollution

Animal manure creates the necessary nutrients, phosphorous and nitrogen, to help plants grow. However, water sources surrounding animal farms are also heavily polluted, mainly due to phosphorous in the water beds. Find out how farmers are trying to be economic about the environment.

Environment Life Science

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AIR DATE: 01/02/2014

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