Which of the following
is NOT a negative environmental impact of Nitrogen-based fertilizers?
A. Runoff problems that lead to massive dead-zones in aquatic ecosystems B. Mining non-renewable resources that emits greenhouse gasses like CO2 and SO4 in the atmosphere C. Nutrient leaching and desertification in soils/ nutrient loss in soils D. Toxic algal blooms from fertilizer nutrient runoff E. All of the above
All of the above-all of these: chemical fertilizer use runs off into waterways because roughly half of all fertilizer applied does not even reach the plant, running into the waterways and creating toxic algal blooms and dead-zones (aquatic areas stripped of nutrients). phosphorous and nitrogen are key components of chemical fertilizer and have to be mined, which requires large amounts of non-renewable fossil fuels and emits them into the air. fertilizers also deplete the soil of its nutrients and create a dependence on continual fertilizer use.