Oct 06 2009
Anthropogenic Effects on Phosphorus Cycle?
I wrote mining as one of the anthropogenic effects on phosphorus? I undersand the damage caused by fertilizer run-off leading to an algae bloom, etc., but if there is no atmospheric phase then how does mining phosphorus damage the environment? Does more phoshorus enter the biosphere taken from the geosphere? This just does not seem as severe as when nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur levels increase in the atmosphere. Could anyone please explain what is so bad about mining phosphorus?