Oxygenating award

Biogeochemist Daniel Conley of Lund University, Sweden, has received a prestigious award from the American Pew Charitable Trusts that will help fund research into finding technical solutions to help reduce oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea. The reason for the oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is the large input of nutrients from the land to the sea, primarily from agriculture and fossil fuels, which causes significant environmental harm through eutrophication. The $150,000 award to Conley will help finance a three-year scientific evaluation of solutions.