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Record number 488118
Title Nitrogen : too much of a vital resource : Science Brief
Author(s) Erisman, J.W.; Galloway, J.N.; Dise, N.B.; Sutton, M.A.; Bleeker, A.; Grizzetti, B.; Leach, A.M.; Vries, W. de
Source Zeist, The Netherlands : WWF Netherlands (WWF science brief NL ) - ISBN 9789074595223 - 27
Department(s) Sustainable Soil Use
Environmental Systems Analysis
WIMEK
Publication type Scientific report
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) stikstofkringloop - waterverontreiniging - eutrofiëring - emissiereductie - broeikasgassen - terrestrische ecosystemen - wetenschappelijk onderzoek - milieubeleid - nitrogen cycle - water pollution - eutrophication - emission reduction - greenhouse gases - terrestrial ecosystems - scientific research - environmental policy
Categories Environmental Pollution
Abstract It is now clear that the nitrogen problem is one of the most pressing environmental issues that we face. But in spite of the enormity of our influence on the N cycle and consequent implications for the environment and for human well-being, there is surprisingly little attention paid to the issue. While biodiversity loss and climate change have spawned huge budgets to create national and multidisciplinary programs, global organizations, political and media attention, the N challenge remains much less apparent in our thinking and actions. This is because we are educated with the important role that N plays with regard to food security. This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the N challenge, and to provide options for decreasing the negative impacts of excess N.
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