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What are the sources?

posted on 9:46 AM, June 7, 2016

Nitrogen oxides form when nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere are burned or combusted with fossil fuels at high temperatures. These come from the burning of fossil fuels in vehicles, homes, businesses factories and power plants, from animal manure, and from agricultural/lawn management practices. Nitrous oxide is naturally produced in soils; it is increased through use of synthetic and organic fertilizers, production of nitrogen-fixing crops, cultivation of high organic content soils and application of livestock manure to croplands and pasture.

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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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