NITROGEN POLLUTION: Sources and Consequences in the U.S. Northeast
In the past century, human activity has doubled the global rate at which reactive nitrogen is produced, greatly increasing nitrogen pollution in the environment. This article investigates this phenomenon in the northeastern United States, describing the region's largest sources of nitrogen pollution, the problems it causes, and the policy options that could reduce its production and diminish its effects.
Earth Systems Research Center
Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Taylor & Francis
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Driscoll, C., D. Whitall, J. Aber, B. Boyer, M. Castro, C. Cronan, C. Goodale, P. Groffman, C. Hopkinson, K. Lambert, G. Lawrence and S. Ollinger. 2003. Nitrogen pollution: sources and consequences in the northeastern United States. Environment 47(7): 8-22.