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Eutrophication and Hypoxia in Coastal Areas

A Global Assessment of the State of Knowledge

Eutrophication---the overenrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus---has emerged as a leading water quality problem. This report identifies over 415 areas worldwide that are experiencing eutrophication symptoms, and there are significant information gaps in many regions....

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Agriculture and Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities and the 2007 Farm Bill

How can managers of agricultural operations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? What opportunities exist under the Conservation Title of the 2007 Farm Bill to enhance climate change mitigation opportunities from the U.S. agricultural sector?

Watershed Analysis for the Mesoamerican Reef

This analysis quantifies and maps the origins of sediment and nutrient runoff that threatens the Mesoamerican Reef. With it, WRI seeks to inform land-use planning, agriculture, conservation and threat mitigation efforts.

Awakening the Dead Zone

An investment for agriculture, water quality, and climate change

Compares a number of policy options to reduce nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin from agricultural sources, provide new income sources for farmers, and help address hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Nutrient trading's potential to cost-effectively improve water quality...

Explores the cost-effectiveness and environmental performance of various strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in nutrient-impaired waterways.

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