Nutrient Pollution

Business / Agriculture / Nutrient Pollution: Contamination by excessive inputs of nutrient: a primary cause of eutrophication of surface waters, in which excess nutrients, usually nitrogen or phosphorus, stimulate algal growth. Sources of nutrient pollution include runoff from fields and pastures, discharges from septic tanks and feedlots, and emissions from combustion.

Other Words for Pollution

Pollution Verb Synonyms: contamination, adulteration, corruption, polluting, fouling, befouling, soiling, spoiling, tainting, staining, dirtying, sullying, blighting, poisoning, vitiation
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Point-Source Pollution

Science / Geology / Point-Source Pollution: Water contamination that can be traced to a single point. A toxic material spill and a sewage discharge pipe are examples of point sources. MORE

Point Source Pollution

Business / Agriculture / Point Source Pollution: Pollutants that are discharged or emitted from discrete 'point' sources, such as pipes and smokestacks. Both the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act focus control requirements on point sources and b MORE

Organic Nutrients

Science / Marine Biology / Organic Nutrients: Nutrients in the form of molecules synthesized by or originating from other organisms MORE

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