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Sustainability, the Journal of Record, has published a special issue on institutional nitrogen footprints.

Post date: 05/11/2017 - 17:31 -- Region: North-America

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Post date: 05/11/2017 - 17:22 -- Region: Global

On the 6th of March, Prof. Mark Sutton was interviewed by BBC radio, about nitrogen use efficiency in farming systems.

Post date: 03/06/2017 - 15:36 -- Region: Global

ImageOn the 27th Janaury, Mark Sutton, Chair of INI, was interviewed by Dr. Andi Horvath for "Up Close", the online audio talk show of research, opinion and analysis from the Univiersity of Melbourne, Australia.

The interview, entitled "Global warming's companion crisis: Reactive nitrogen and its threat to human and planetary health". can be found here

Also, there are streaming and download options on the page, plus a full transcript.

Additionally, a SoundCloud version (not available to listeners in China) is here


The University of São Paulo's (USP) Center of Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) announce the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on the unequal distribution of nitrogen in the world and its consequence on the environmental sustainability under a scenario of climate changes.
The School is funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Other collaborators are Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the University of Brasilia (UnB), and the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI). The 10-day course will consist of lectures, theoretical lessons, a technical fieldwork, literature discussion sessions, and student poster presentations.
About 100 graduate students, 50 from Brazil and 50 from other countries will be selected to participate in this São Paulo School of Advanced Science. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program. We encourage applications from students from different academic disciplines (natural, social and human sciences, engineering) provided their academic work and study is related to nitrogen cycles and related topics. Applications are due by 14:00 São Paulo, Brazil time on 30 May 2016.

  • [b]Institution[/b] Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura / USP
  • [b]Field of Knowledge[/b] General biology
  • [b]Academic Director[/b] Luiz Antonio Martinelli
  • [b]Grant Number[/b] 2015/19046-6
  • [b]Date[/b] 2016-07-31 to 2016-08-10
  • [b]Registration Deadline[/b] closed
  • [b]Site[/b] [url=][/url]
  • [b]City[/b] Piracicaba

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In order to support stringent policy (the Swiss Federal Council defined the goal to reduce ammonia emissions in 2030 by about 40% and nitrogen oxide emissions by about 50% compared to 2005), Switzerland provides information on nitrogen, its use and its perils in the form of an animation movie – see


An update on the latest activities in Nitrogen has been sent in December 2015. Please sign up for future Nitrogen alerts by signing up to the INI-Europe mailing list (see above). Also, we are happy to disseminate information on your relevant activities – please let us know via e-mail to The full text of Nitrogen alert 3/15 is available here:


Eurostat is currently setting up a strategy for agricultural statistics in the next decade and beyond. An important part in this work is hearing the stakeholders, and Johan Selenius/Eurostat specifically requests input from the nitrogen network and other researchers in the domain. He would therefore strongly appreciate your participation in the public consultation presently open at the address