Study: Fertiliser use threatens global climate goals as nitrous oxide emissions soar

Cecilia Keating
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Agriculture emitted 70 per cent of N2O between 2007 and 2016 | Credit: Jevtic
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Agriculture emitted 70 per cent of N2O between 2007 and 2016 | Credit: Jevtic

Scientists urge reform of global food production system after study shows N2O levels - emitted largely by farming fertiliser - have soared over past two decades

The growing use of nitrogen fertilisers for farming is putting the world's climate goals at risk, a breakthrough study published this afternoon in leading scientific journal Nature has warned. Emissions...

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