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Grass lawns may look great, but they’re bad for the environment. That’s because when you fertilize your lawn, the nitrogen from the fertilizer can run off into waterways and cause algal blooms and deoxygenated waters. The United Nations Environment Programme recommends limiting nitrogen pollution where possible due to the negative effects on both human health and climate change. So next time you’re thinking about fertilizing your lawn, think twice. You might be doing more harm than good.