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    Every minute, a child dies from a water-related disease; combine that with adult fatalities from the same diseases, and the number skyrockets to more than 840,000 annual deaths (“Water Facts”). These individuals are only a tiny fraction of the 750 million people worldwide without access to clean drinking water, water that is often used to sustain what little agriculture they may be cultivating. This crisis closely interrelates with the worldwide hunger issue, which is so prevalent that 21,000…

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    as it acts as a reservoir or sink for the accumulation of nutrients. Even water itself is recycled through precipitation, evaporation and condensation. This is a typical cycle that can be observed for the vital elements of life such as carbon and nitrogen. Microbes are essential to the cycling of nutrients in virtually all environments, including extreme ones such as hydrothermal vents and acid lakes. Specifically in the marine environment, they are a building block to carbon flow, organic…

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    Azolla Case Study

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    tropical regions. 2. What is unique about this fern? Why is it called ‘Azolla Superorganism’? This fern is unique because it is a little fern and has massive potential, and its called superorganism because it is symbiotic that captures all the nitrogen fertilizer it needs to grow from the air around it. In Asia, they grow it along with…

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    The Wisconsin Fast Plant

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    need certain macronutrients and micronutrients. They need the macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, sulfur, magnesium; and the micronutrients: boron, chlorine, manganese, iron, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and nickel. (3). Fertilizer enhances the growth rate of plants. Fertilizer adds nutrients and modifies the water retention and aeration of plants. Fertilizer contains three main macronutrients: nitrogen for leaf growth; phosphorus for the development of roots, flowers, seeds,…

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    Plant Grow Experiment

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    of corn with different Nitrogen concentrations to see which concentration has the greatest effect on the corn plant.…

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    produces heavy tonnage of biomass. Sugarcane biomass removes the largest amount micro and macro nutrients from the cultivated soil. For optimum production, a high-yielding variety desires more nutrients, particularly nitrogen besides other inputs. Sugarcane crop has a high requirement of nitrogen that usually exceed the natural transport capacity of soil through mineralization of organic matters (Garside et al. 2005). In China, farmers habitually apply 400–800 kg N, 150–300 kg P2O5 and 250–500…

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    Phlogiston Essay

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    Phlogiston theory The phlogiston theory states that the every combustible substance on this planet contains phlogiston. When a combustible substance is burned, phlogiston is released into the air. The people behind the phlogiston theory believed that the whenever a substance sets on fire, the fire gives off phlogiston. The phlogiston was believed be the kind of gas which causes fire. Without phlogiston, the combustible substance won’t be able to set on fire. In the late 1660’s a scientist…

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    Fritz Haber was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1918 for "improving the standards of agriculture and the well-being of mankind". Yet the same process that landed him the highest honor for saving many lives ended up taking just as many away. He threw himself into the World War I by making bombs out of the love of his country. In the Radiolab Podcast about Haber and "What's Eating America" by Michael Pollard talks about how hard it is to place Haber under the category of good or evil.…

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    Why Is Ammonia Important

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    Why is ammonia important? The primary use of ammonia (NH3) is to provide nitrogen atoms for plants so they are able to make amino acids, proteins, and other biologically important molecules. In order to provide the vast amount of food demanded by a growing industrialised population, more efficient agricultural techniques and larger scale farms must be employed. There exists some naturally occurring nitrogen fixing bacteria that are able to convert atmospheric N2 into the more useful form of NH3…

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    A 2010 survey of 14 industrialized countries found that skepticism about the danger of global warming was highest in Australia, Norway, New Zeeland and the United States, in that order, correlating with high per capita emission of carbon dioxide(Wikipedia). Furthermore there are so many ways society is damaging the ecosystem, some of these issues are brought upon by nature, but the majority of them are caused by man-made pollutants. One issue that is becoming large scale is global warming.…

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