Blooming dead zones

The reckless use of fertilisers is robbing areas around the Irish coast of life.

30th August, 2008

The reckless use of fertilisers is robbing areas around the Irish coast of life.

There are 20 dead zones around the Irish coastline. Not to be confused with Stephen King’s eponymous book and the film where Christopher Walken develops psychic powers, a dead zone at sea is simply an area where marine life cannot survive.

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have discovered 400 maritime dead zones around the world. The problem,...

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