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$10 million to flow into NJ lakes to combat algae blooms, stormwater runoff

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William Westhoven Morristown Daily Record Resuming the battle against harmful algae blooms that have closed New Jersey lakes in recent years, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced a $10 million grant program to support waterbody conservation and combat pollution.

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Editorial: Restore and Protect the Health of the Harbor, Vote Yes on Article 79

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Posted Monday, April 25, 2022 8:19 am The Inquirer and Mirror (April 21, 2022) Do you remember the old bumper sticker that read GREEN LAWNS = BROWN HARBORS? That sticker alluded to the fact that fertilizing lawns to make them Crayola green results in the runoff of nitrates into the watershed, which then leach into the harbor, producing algae which kill off eelgrass. We need to reverse this trend. Voting Yes on Article 79 to ban the application of fertilizer is a step in the right direction.

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Fertilizer ban up for debate at Annual Town Meeting

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By Dean Geddes Email: [email protected]: @DGeddesIM (April 7, 2022) Joe Minella has proposed that Town Meeting back a home-rule petition establishing legislation that would ban the use of fertilizer island-wide except for farming purposes. The excessive pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers causes large algae blooms and explosive growth of lyngbya bacteria that is killing the eelgrass in the harbor, he said.

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EPA Sued on Fertilizer Ingredient

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Key Ingredient in Phosphate Fertilizer Subject of Environmental Group's Lawsuit Against EPA

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EPA Memo Points to Need for More TMDLs

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EPA Calls for Reducing Ag Nutrient Pollution Through Regulation

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State readies for algae blooms

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By Nicole Pollack | Casper Star-Tribune via Wyoming News Exchange ​Apr 6, 2022 Updated Apr 6, 2022 CASPER — Harmful algae season is months away, but Wyoming regulators are already gearing up to test for toxins at some of the state’s most vulnerable waters. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality began tracking harmful algal blooms statewide in 2017. Every spring, the agency revisits the past year’s findings to refine its strategy for the next.

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Fertilizer ban up for debate at Annual Town Meeting

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By Dean Geddes Email: [email protected]: @DGeddesIM (April 7, 2022) Joe Minella has proposed that Town Meeting back a home-rule petition establishing legislation that would ban the use of fertilizer island-wide except for farming purposes. The excessive pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers causes large algae blooms and explosive growth of lyngbya bacteria that is killing the eelgrass in the harbor, he said.

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Tall fescue in Kentucky

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By Daniel Carpenter Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:00 am (Updated: January 26, 6:01 am)

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Rising fertilizer prices and turfgrass

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With contracts being signed for lawn care services this summer, homeowners might be surprised at the price. This is due to a number of factors, but the rising cost of fertilizer is key. According to a December 9 Reuters article, “Global fertilizer prices have reached record highs this year, in part due to soaring prices for natural gas used to produce them, and severe storms in the United States that disrupted production”.

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