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Soil | Agriculture

Nitrous oxide and methane

Cows standing on a green meadow. The sky is blue, only some clouds are visible.

Tilling, nitrogen fertilizers and livestock farming are key sources of the greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane, as the statistics clearly show: in 2016 59 per cent of all methane emissions and 80 per cent of all nitrous oxide emissions resulted from agricultural activities. Hence abatement measures are urgently needed in this domain. read more

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