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Climate change affects nutrient cycles in Alpine ecosystems

Climate change affects nutrient cycles in Alpine ecosystems

A recent study reveals that climate change is severely disrupting nutrient retention in alpine ecosystems, particularly impacting the nitrogen cycle vital for plant and soil health.

Moriah McDonald reports for Inside Climate News.

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Nitrogen pollution threatens US drinking water

Nitrogen pollution threatens US drinking water

A new study warns that nitrogen pollution is increasingly jeopardizing the quality and availability of drinking water in the United States.

Robyn White reports for Newsweek.

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Agricultural nitrogen pollution is global threat, but circular solutions await

Carbon dioxide is just one of several powerful greenhouse gases destabilizing the global climate, and just one of the human-produced pollutants severely impacting the natural world and threatening to push Earth out of its current habitable state.

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Colorado rewrites new ozone reduction plan

Colorado’s oil and gas industry will need to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, which contribute to smog along the Front Range, under new rules that state air-pollution regulators are calling a bold plan.

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Minnesota's burgeoning fertilizer problem

Minnesota’s water supply continues to be contaminated by fertilizer due to lackluster regulations and climate change.

earthworms migrate to the Far North

Some squirmy stowaways got to the Arctic. And they like it there

The unexpected presence of earthworms in the Far North could cause rapid changes in some of the planet’s most fragile ecosystems.
‘dead zone’ tracking in Chesapeake Bay

New era begins for ‘dead zone’ tracking in Chesapeake Bay

The main objective is to give Bay scientists a clearer understanding of where and when low-oxygen conditions occur.