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Troubled waters : a Mississippi River story

Author: Barbara CoffinLarkin McPheeSteve FischerMatt EhlingShanai MattesonAll authors
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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The American Midwest boasts some of the world's most productive farmland, but this bounty comes with a price. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous, fertilizers essential to the growth of plants, are contaminating the nation's rivers, lakes and aquifers at the same time as precious soils wash away. Troubled Waters tells the story of changes on the land and the initiatives people are taking to ensure a more sustainable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Feature films
Educational films
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Coffin; Larkin McPhee; Steve Fischer; Matt Ehling; Shanai Matteson; Jon Van Amber; Bob Malos; Bell Museum of Natural History.; Video Project.; APM Music.
OCLC Number: 668435249
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
"Major funding provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources and the McKnight Foundation"--Container.
Credits: Executive producer, Barbara Coffin ; director/writer/producer, Larkin McPhee ; editor, Steve Fischer ; videographer, Matt Ehling ; assistant producer, Shanai Matteson ; graphic design, Jon Van Amber ; music, APM Music.
Performer(s): Narrator: Bob Malos.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a production of the Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota.

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The American Midwest boasts some of the world's most productive farmland, but this bounty comes with a price. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous, fertilizers essential to the growth of plants, are contaminating the nation's rivers, lakes and aquifers at the same time as precious soils wash away. Troubled Waters tells the story of changes on the land and the initiatives people are taking to ensure a more sustainable food production system.

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