Excess fertilizer washed from Midwestern fields is slowly poisoning the Gulf of Mexico

Ignacio Calderon / USA TODAY 1 December 2021 Located in the heart of America’s breadbasket, Champaign County, Illinois, helps feed the nation’s demand for corn and soybeans while fueling one of the more insidious impacts of climate change – fertilizer runoff. Every year, farmers apply tons of nitrogen fertilizer to the vast swaths of crops [...]