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How does farming affect the biosphere atmosphere and hydrosphere?

In terms of the hydrosphere, farming can cause nutrient deposition. For example - fertilizer runoff/leaching. Often fertilizers are applied in excess. This nutrient deposition into waters can cause processes leading to eutrophication (algal blooms) and hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Other sources from farming of excess nutrients can be overuse of manure, aquaculture (fish farming), etc.

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