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Deep, Permeable Soils Buffer Impacts of Crop Fertilizer on Amazon Streams, MBL Study Finds
April 23, 2013
A Marine Biological Laboratory study in the fast-changing southern Amazon--a region marked by widespread replacement of native forest by cattle ranches and croplands--suggests that some of the damaging impacts of agricultural fertilization on local streams may be buffered by the deep, highly permeable soils that characterize large areas of the expanding cropland.
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