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Carbon, Nitrogen Link May Provide New Ways to Mitigate Pollution Problems

April 21, 2010

photo of a river A new study exploring the growing worldwide problem of nitrogen pollution, from soils to the sea, shows that global ratios of nitrogen and carbon in the environment are inexorably linked, a finding that may lead to new strategies to help mitigate regional problems ranging from contaminated waterways to human health. Full Story

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