Schipper, L.A. & Sparling, G.P. (2010). Nitrogen, soils and environment. New Zealand Science Teacher, 125, 16-21.
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The article discusses the risk of damaging the environment brought by nitrogen fertilisers which are used for increasing agricultural productivity. The oxidation of ammonium allows for the formation of nitrate. Troposphere ozone and aerosols are produced through the increase of reactive nitrogen in the atmosphere.
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