Jordan and a colleague were walking across campus one day when a student asked Dr. Jordan a question, which, upon answering, Jordan asked the student’s name. Jordan’s colleague asked him why he didn’t remember his student’s names. Jordan replied, “Every time I remember the name of a student, I forget the name of a fish!
The Basic Nitrogen Cycle
(image: Environmental Protection Agency)
Except for the part where we humans do 30% of the total nitrogen fixation, then spread that fertilizer all over our lands we drained, destroyed of native habitats, and converted to corn fields, where nitrogenous run-off then gets pissed out into the ditches we dug into the streams and rivers and lakes and oceans where it increases algal blooms, decreases dissolved oxygen, and kills aquatic organisms.
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