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Waterways Contribute to Growth of Potent Greenhouse Gas
December 20, 2010
Nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, has increased by more than 20 percent over the last century, and nitrogen in waterways is fueling part of that growth, according to a Michigan State University study.
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