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2012-11-01 10:24:38

Halving the amount of nitrogen fertilizer used in certain areas of China would substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions without affecting crop productivity and the area's natural carbon sink. This is according to a new study, published today, 1 November, in IOP Publishing's Environmental Research Letters, which showed that a 60 per cent reduction in fertilizer use would significantly reduce emissions from areas that are, anyway, "over-fertilized", such as the North China Plain and...

Liquid Nitrogen And Food: A Potentially Lethal Concoction
2012-10-09 12:10:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the UK last week, an 18 year old woman's birthday celebration ended in emergency surgery to remove her perforated stomach. The cause: a cocktail prepared using liquid nitrogen. The tragedy has prompted an intense look at the use of liquid nitrogen in food and beverage preparation. Gaby Scanlon ingested the "correctly prepared Jagermeister drink made with liquid nitrogen" at her 18th birthday celebration. Shortly thereafter she...


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