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Worldwide Fertilizer Use Map


Fertilizer use map showing affected coastal regions

Worldwide map identifying 415 affected by the World Resource Institute.

Eutrophication is the over enrichment of waters by nutrients – threatening and degrading many coastal eco systems around the world. The two most acute symptoms of eutrophication are hypoxia (or oxygen depletion) and harmful algal blooms, which among other things can destroy aquatic wildlife in affected areas.

Industry Association, provides historical fertilizer production, trade and consumption statistics.

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Updated: Dec 21 2013