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The Corn That Grows Itself

How microbes could upend America’s toxic dependence on nitrogen fertilizer

CCrabs, clams, and worms die almost immediately. Fish, shrimp, and any animal that can swim quickly enough make valiant, though often doomed, efforts to flee. There are few places to go in a dead zone that can reach the size of New Jersey.




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