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Troubled waters : a Mississippi River story

Author: Barbara CoffinLarkin McPheeSteve FischerMatt EhlingShanai MattesonAll authors
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Regents of the University of Minnesota, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Nature films
Educational films
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Coffin; Larkin McPhee; Steve Fischer; Matt Ehling; Shanai Matteson; Bob Malos; Bell Museum of Natural History,; Video Project,; APM Music,
OCLC Number: 668435249
Language Note: English; 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 (57 min.) : sound, color ; 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."--From container.

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Major rivers have multiple meanings in all societies – as transportation arteries, as repositories for agricultural wastes and sewage, as sources of fish protein, as water sources, as cites for industrial activity, as recreational hubs, and, as in the case of Mark Twain, an inspiration for the creative...
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