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the baltic sea needs an intervention

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the baltic sea needs an intervention

nitrate from farmland is washed into rivers and streams, where it flows into the baltic sea. it is food for algae, which can consume vast amounts of oxygen, leaving the water depleted in this vital gas. credit: shutterstocknitrate pollution poses a big threat to the baltic sea. and since farming is the biggest source of nitrate, much more needs to be done to reduce this source of pollution. this is the message from scientists at the bonus 2018 conference in poland, where scientists from around europe gathered to discuss the future of the baltic sea.farming releases large amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous. these nutrients come from fertilisers and are carried into the sea via streams and waterways. in the baltic, they are a source of food...