Sept. 30: Economics of controlling algal blooms

lakeerie_oli_2014213_lrgCFAES economists will discuss the economics behind water pollution control, particularly regarding harmful algal blooms, in a free hourlong webinar at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 30. “Despite years of efforts to reduce phosphorus, our traditional conservation approaches appear not to be working as well as we wish,” said CFAES environmental economist Brent Sohngen, one of the presenters. “It is really useful now for the farm community and our policymakers to at least consider taking stronger steps to limit phosphorus emissions.” Read more. (Photo: August 2014 Toledo algal bloom, NASA Earth Observatory.)

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