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New source of global nitrogen discovered

April 5, 2018

Not all of the nitrogen on the planet comes from the atmosphere, according to a University of California, Davis, study in the journal Science. Up to a quarter comes from Earth's bedrock. The discovery could greatly improve climate change projections.Full Story

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