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Excess nutrients cause environmental deterioration in the Bohai Sea, China
The introduction of excess nutrients (i.e., nitrogen and phosphorus) to coastal areas can have a series of impacts. One of the most common is eutrophication—the enrichment of water with surplus nutrients, which accelerates the growth of algae.
Intensification of phosphorus cycling in China
Phosphorus (P) is a critical and irreplaceable nutrient for life on earth. It plays an important role in the growth of cells, bones and teeth, and is a key component of molecules essential to metabolism. In old