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Fighting Nitrogen Pollution

Mitigating Nitrogen Pollution with Eco-Farming

Chemical compounds containing reactive nitrogen are major drivers of air and water pollution worldwide, and hence of diseases like asthma or cancer. If no action is taken, nitrogen pollution could rise by 20 percent by 2050 in a middle-of-the-road scenario, according to a study published by scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. […]

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Synthetic Nitrogen Lingers for Decades

Nitrogen fertilizer applied to crops lingers in the soil and leaks out as nitrate for decades towards groundwater — “much longer than previously thought,” scientists in France and at the University of Calgary say in a study. Thirty years after synthetic nitrogen (N) fertilizer had been applied to crops in 1982, about 15 percent of […]