Fertilizer’s legacy: Taking a toll on land and water

Jim Elser Elser, working along side many scientists, have researched how human interactions affect the accumulation of phosphorus in the environment. This research provides ways we can reduce the long term impacts of these actions as phosphorous is one of the essential elements of survival. They found that recycling phosphorous as fertilizer rather than letting it escape was an effective way to reduce the loss of phosphorous in our environment as well as provided a natural fertilizer to farms.