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Greenland ice sheet carries evidence of increased atmospheric acidity
Description: Research has shown a decrease in levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 in core samples from Greenland ice starting around the time of the Industrial Revolution. The decrease has been attributed to a corresponding increase in nitrates associated with the burning of fossil fuels. [Source: University of Washington]
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Source: University of Washington
Publish Date: 12/7/2012
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