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Agriculture causes nitrate fertilization of remote alpine lakes [Nature communications]

Subject terms : earth sciences, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Humans have altered Earth’s nitrogen cycle so dramatically that reactive nitrogen (Nr) has doubled. This has increased Nr in aquatic ecosystems, which can lead to reduced water quality and ecosystem health. Apportioning sources of Nr to specific ecosystems, however, continues to be challenging, despite this knowledge being critical for mitigation and protection of water resources.(...)

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