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Current Event August 12, 2015

Raining Nitrogen

Levels of nitrogen in the soil and water in Rocky Mountain National Park have been on the rise over the last few decades. Dairy farming in the state has contributed to this rise in nitrogen but dairy farmers are working be part of the solution. Technology is helping to warn farmers about wind shifts that would bring nitrogen into the park. Listen to learn more about this source of nitrogen and how self regulation might help the problem.

Civics/Government Environment Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 3:55

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 06/01/2015

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