Environmental science: The shape of nitrogen to come

  title={Environmental science: The shape of nitrogen to come},
  author={Mark A. Sutton and Albert Bleeker},
An analysis reveals the huge impact of human activity on the nitrogen cycle in China. With global use of Earth's resources rising per head, the findings call for a re-evaluation of the consumption patterns of developed societies. See Letter p.459 Atmospheric nitrogen emissions have increased substantially since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and the resulting deposition of nitrogen can have detrimental effects on human and ecosystem health. But little is known about the magnitude… 
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