Navigation Links
New free, hands-on tool supports sustainable living choices
Date:2/22/2011

People who want to eat healthy and live sustainably have a new way to measure their impact on the environment: a Web-based tool [http://n-print.org/sites/n-print.org/files/footprint_sql/index.html#/home] that calculates an individual's "nitrogen footprint." The device was created by University of Virginia environmental scientist James N. Galloway; Allison Leach, a staff research assistant at U.Va.; and colleagues from the Netherlands and the University of Maryland.

The calculator is a project of the International Nitrogen Initiative, a global network of scientists who share research and data on the nitrogen dilemma. The project was announced Feb. 19 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.

What's the nitrogen dilemma? Though some residents of the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico likely are familiar with it, it's unknown to most Americans outside the agricultural world. For the last 30 years, Galloway and other leading scientists have been noting fish kills in coastal areas, threats to human health as a result of air and water pollution, and changes to global biodiversity and climate. This tool is one of their attempts to foster more understanding of nitrogen's role in our lives.

"Nitrogen, as any farmer knows, is essential to plant life," said Galloway, associate dean for the sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at U.Va. and the Sidman P. Poole Professor of Environmental Sciences. "But the widespread use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer to boost crop production has resulted in excess nitrogen coming off farms essentially adding unwanted, unneeded fertilizer to our natural systems, with disastrous results. The combustion of fossil fuels adds even more nitrogen to our environment. It's a largely untold story."

Scientists are calling nitrogen pollution a major environmental pro
'/>"/>

Contact: Fariss Samarrai
fls4f@virginia.edu
434-924-3778
University of Virginia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New catalyst of platinum nanoparticles could lead to conk-out free, stable fuel cells
2. Hands-on: From classroom to employment
3. The MDS foundation supports vidazas recommendation for European approval
4. Synthetic virus supports a bat origin for SARS
5. VCU survey: US public supports genetic research, testing and government spending on research
6. Research supports toxoplasmosis link to schizophrenia
7. Lancet study supports new, highly effective treatment for blood disorder
8. $10 million Simons Foundation gift supports new initiative with Institute for Advanced Study
9. Pfizer supports open access publishing for researchers in low-income countries
10. Wildlife Conservation Society supports worlds first study of egg-laying mammal
11. Powe Award supports research on how enzymes enable the pathogenicity of 2 human disease organisms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/16/2015)... /CNW Telbec/ - handyem Inc. and FlowMetric Diagnostics ... of handyem,s HPC-150 portable flow cytometer within FlowMetric ... unprecedented model of mobile laboratory platform is presented ... Pennsylvania Convention Center, ... to 18 th 2015.  By virtue of ...
(Date:6/15/2015)... June 15, 2015 A new report ... reveals the majority of US consumers using mobile banking applications ... such as fingerprint and voiceprint, instead of having to prove ... to Telstra,s " Mobile Identity   -   The Fusion ... with smartphones now the primary channel used by Gen X ...
(Date:6/9/2015)... --  MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based eClinical technology ... will be providing demonstrations of its iMedNet ... Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting in Washington ... include previews of many exciting new enhancements that will ... 2015 Feature 1 Release. MedNet ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 2handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 3One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 2One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 3One in Four US Consumers Would Share Their DNA With Their Bank to Secure Financial and Personal Information, Telstra Report Finds 4MedNet To Provide Sneak Peeks Of Its iMedNet "2015 Feature 1 Release" At The DIA Annual Meeting 2MedNet To Provide Sneak Peeks Of Its iMedNet "2015 Feature 1 Release" At The DIA Annual Meeting 3
... The Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the ... alliance that will enable both to maximize their worldwide ... institutes jointly announced today the initiation of an "alliance ... Rapids, Mich.-based VARI and Phoenix, Ariz.-based TGen will enable ...
... to identify microbes that may cause preterm labor in some ... contractions and an early birth, and look at different groups ... prematurity. The work of seven researchers will be supported ... Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) grants. The nearly $2.7 million ...
... against respiratory infections, the body typically produces a little fluid ... research suggests that the influenza virus can tip the balance ... supply of oxygen to the rest of the body. ... but this research suggests that it,s not the presence of ...
Cached Biology News:Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health 2Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health 3March of Dimes provides $2.7 million in new funding for preterm birth research 2March of Dimes provides $2.7 million in new funding for preterm birth research 3Study: Fluid buildup in lungs is part of the damage done by the flu 2Study: Fluid buildup in lungs is part of the damage done by the flu 3
(Date:6/29/2015)... , June 29, 2015  MiMedx Group, Inc. ... utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop ... Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental ... Parker H. "Pete" Petit, has been awarded the Lifetime ... 2015 Southeast Program. The Entrepreneur Of ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 2015   Veracyte, Inc . (Nasdaq: VCYT ... molecular cytology, today announced that it has been named ... list for the second year in a row. The ... an annual survey of Bay Area-company employees. ... to which Veracyte values our employees and their individual ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... KANSAS CITY, Kan. , June 26, ... (NASDAQ: PETX ), a pet therapeutics ... commercialization of innovative biopharmaceutical products for companion ... pivotal field effectiveness study of capromorelin (AT-002), ... in dogs.  Capromorelin is a small molecule ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... and MUMBAI, India , June 26, ... TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business ... a Leader in Worldwide Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring ... IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D Risk-Based Monitoring 2015 ... The report evaluated eight leading IT services vendors ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Recognizes Pete Petit, The Chairman & CEO of MiMedx 2Veracyte Named a 2015 "Top Workplace" in the San Francisco Bay Area 2Veracyte Named a 2015 "Top Workplace" in the San Francisco Bay Area 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 5TCS Recognized as a Leader in Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring by IDC MarketScape 2TCS Recognized as a Leader in Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring by IDC MarketScape 3TCS Recognized as a Leader in Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring by IDC MarketScape 4
... Industry Readiness and Questions Fiscal ... Delaying Biogenerics -, WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 Expensive ... patents,expire, and generic companies stand ready to add biogenerics ... legislation enabling the U.S.,Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ...
... BSX ) today announced that the Company,s Board ... Mr. Elliott, 58, is Chairman of the Board of ... Chief Executive Officer of,Zimmer from 2001 to 2007 and ... and director experience in medical devices,orthopaedics and other industries. ...
... on September 13, 2007 at the 14th, International Symposium on Hepatitis ... ... in Glasgow, Scotland, VALLEY COTTAGE, New York, September 6 ... today,that a late breaker abstract, entitled "Potent Small Molecule HCV,Inhibitors Affecting ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biogenerics Will Save Billions, Says Hospira CEO 2Biogenerics Will Save Billions, Says Hospira CEO 3Biogenerics Will Save Billions, Says Hospira CEO 4Boston Scientific Announces Election of Ray Elliott to Its Board of Directors 2Boston Scientific Announces Election of Ray Elliott to Its Board of Directors 3XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Novel Pre-Clinical Inhibitors of Hepatitis C at an Upcoming International Scientific Conference 2
... Amplification Kit, 100 reactions. Prepare circular ... 4-6 h.Generate microgram quantities of template ... material.Use amplified DNA directly for cycle ... or M13 liquid cultures, colonies, plaques, ...
Polypropylene test tube racks, used in Thermo Forma's line of Test Tube Rack holders...
For quantitative determination of Aldolase in Serum (an indicator of muscle damage). Ready-to-use liquid stable reagent. Formulated to eliminate interference from pyruvates. Application sheets are ...
This Universal 24" X 18" (61 X 45.7cm.) shaker platforms will accept any Thermo Forma shaker flask clip....
Biology Products: