Skip to main content
Email Print Share


News From the Field

From the Backyard to the Ocean: New Study Shows Streams Act as Key Nitrogen Filters


March 12, 2008

biology graphic As spring arrives, tourists at beaches will face the reality of "red tide"--harmful algae blooms that pose risks to humans and sea life. What they may not realize, though, is that small streams running through their neighborhoods filter the nitrogen that feeds the blooms. A new study, published in the journal Nature, sheds new light on the streams' role and shows that nitrogen increases caused by humans, make it harder for streams to do their jobs. Full Story

Source
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/