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On the 6th of March, Prof. Mark Sutton was interviewed by BBC radio, about nitrogen use efficiency in farming systems.

Post date: 03/06/2017 - 15:36 -- Region: Global

In South Asia, significant progress in atmospheric deposition research has been achieved, steered by two major International programmes; The Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols and Precipitation (C

Post date: 03/03/2017 - 14:14 -- Region: South-Asia

A report on the South Asia Nitrogen Conference organized by the South Asia Nitrogen Centre and the Indian Nitrogen Group is now available below.

Post date: 02/01/2017 - 11:20 -- Region: South-Asia

In order to support stringent policy (the Swiss Federal Council defined the goal to reduce ammonia emissions in 2030 by about 40% and nitrogen oxide emissions by about 50% compared to 2005), Switzerland provides information on nitrogen, its use and its perils in the form of an animation movie – see http://www.bafu.admin.ch/luft/00575/11210/index.html?lang=en.

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An update on the latest activities in Nitrogen has been sent in December 2015. Please sign up for future Nitrogen alerts by signing up to the INI-Europe mailing list (see above). Also, we are happy to disseminate information on your relevant activities – please let us know via e-mail to europe@initrogen.org. The full text of Nitrogen alert 3/15 is available here:

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Eurostat is currently setting up a strategy for agricultural statistics in the next decade and beyond. An important part in this work is hearing the stakeholders, and Johan Selenius/Eurostat specifically requests input from the nitrogen network and other researchers in the domain. He would therefore strongly appreciate your participation in the public consultation presently open at the address http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/about/opportunities/consultations/eass.

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The Tulane University (New Orleans, US) has announced the next phase of the their 'Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge', an international competition that will award $1 million to the entrepeneur, researcher or inventor with the best plan to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the world's lakes, rivers and oceans through storm water runoff and ultimately reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

For more information, go to the Tulane website.

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The INI regional centre for North America has a new director. Jill Baron (USGS) was elected to become the new director. Jill replaces Eric Davidson who did a great job in leading the North American centre of the last four years.

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