Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society
Caption: Polluted runoff originates from several sources, and has been linked to fish kills and a loss of aquatic species diversity. A new study suggests current runoff models may underestimate pollution contributed by homes by up to 50 percent.
Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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