Environmental Protection Agency: Nutrient Pollution
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Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water.

Nutrient Pollution The Effects - Environment
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Nutrient pollution fuels the growth of harmful algal blooms which have negative impacts on aquatic ecosystems.

Environmental Protection Agency: Where Nutrient Pollution Occurs
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Nutrient pollution affects air and water around the country.

Environmental Protection Agency: Nutrient Pollution The Effects - Economy
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Nutrient pollution has diverse and far-reaching effects on the U.S. economy, impacting tourism, property values, commercial fishing, recreational businesses and many other sectors that depend on clean water.

Environmental Protection Agency: Nutrient Pollution The Effects - Human Health
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Excess nutrients and harmful algal blooms create toxins and compounds in water that pose danger for human health.

Nutrient Pollution What You Can Do - In Your Yard
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Simple actions in your yard can help prevent nutrient pollution.

Nutrient Pollution What You Can Do - In Your Community
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We can all work together to reduce nutrient pollution in our communities.

Environmental Protection Agency: Nutrient Pollution What You Can Do - In Your Classroom
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Teachers and students can work to reduce and prevent nutrient pollution in their communities.

Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change and Harmful Algal Blooms
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Scientists predict that climate change will have many effects on freshwater and marine environments. These effects, along with nutrient pollution, might cause harmful algal blooms to occur more often, in more waterbodies and to be more intense. 

Environmental Protection Agency: Sources of Beach Pollution
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Sources of beach pollution include wet weather discharges, trash and litter, vessel discharges and nutrient pollution