The Big Impact
Amanda Moreno/Morgan Hankins
How do nitrogen-rich fertilizers impact the environment and the nitrogen cycle?
The Beginning of Fertilizers
Some of the Effects
-The lakes are being clogged with aquatic weeds
-Nitrogen washes into the water ways causing a surplus of nutrients
-Algae clouds the water (making it green)
-Slimy algal scum coats shallow rocks
-Causes dead zones in the oceans (Lack of oxegyn, to low for animal survival)
-150 dead zones around the world
-Acid Rain and ground level ozone (pollutes the air)
What is Happening
Just an example of what our air looks like in some places
The fertilizers may only be a small part of why our Earth is polluted but that small impact makes a huge difference.
The Acid Rain has eroded this statue.