EPA reports on reactive nitrogen in the US

By on October 7, 2011

The EPA Science Advisory Board has issued a study that discusses management options for reactive nitrogen in the United States. Nitrogen occurs naturally in the environment.  However human activity such as using nitrogen fertilizers and driving cars increase the amount of nitrogen in the atmosphere by five times.  The surplus nitrogen which is not absorbed by plants escapes into the atmosphere and can cause environmental problems like acid rain.

Read more at EPA.gov.

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