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New Study Focuses on Nitrogen in Waterways as Cause of Nitrous Oxide in the Atmosphere


December 21, 2010

agricultural stream Two University of Notre Dame biologists are the lead authors of a new paper demonstrating that streams and rivers receiving nitrogen from urban and agricultural land uses are a significant source of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere. Full Story

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