Increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests in Europe (Science Daily)

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110412065945.htm

Greenhouse Gases from Forest Soils

ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2011) — Reactive nitrogen compounds from agriculture, transport, and industry lead to increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests in Europe. Nitrous oxide emission from forest soils is at least twice as high as estimated so far by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This is one of the key messages of the first study on nitrogen in Europe (European Nitrogen Assessment, ENA) being presented at the International Conference “Nitrogen and Global Change 2011″ in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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