- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Finding a way to reduce excess phosphorus in the water supply could earn a $10 million prize.

The Everglades Foundation announced Monday that an anonymous donor is offering the money to the person or team that develops a way to recycle the phosphorus to boost food production.

The competition will open in February and continue through 2022.

Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg says one of the criteria for winning the prize will be dramatically lowering phosphorous levels in the Kissimmee River, which flows from central Florida into Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.

The Palm Beach Post (https://bit.ly/1ritk3e) reports that excess phosphorus from fertilizers contributes to algae blooms and other pollution in the Everglades, other parts of Florida and elsewhere in the country.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, https://www.pbpost.com

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