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Blog Posts: nutrient pollution

  • Protecting Waterways from a Deadly Problem

    Nutrient pollution emerges as one of the greatest threats to water quality.


  • Fact Sheet: How Nutrient Trading Can Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay

    A new Fact Sheet on nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay region covers issues such as potential costs and revenues, and how farmers and other stakeholders can benefit.


  • New Hope for the Chesapeake Bay, Maybe

    Presidential intervention has raised the stakes in a decades-long effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay.


  • A Better Way for the U.S. Government to Clean Our Water

    When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck.


  • Choking Coastal Waters

    My team at WRI, together with Dr. Bob Diaz at the Virginia Marine Institute, has identified and mapped 415 eutrophic and hypoxic coastal systems worldwide through an extensive literature review. Of these, 169 are documented hypoxic areas, 233 are areas of concern and 13 are systems in recovery.


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