SOFTWARE: Stemming the Nitrogen Glut

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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1451
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1451d

Nitrogen pollution is an environmental nightmare, contributing to everything from coastal dead zones to global warming. Cutting nitrogen emissions isn't easy, because sources include manure, fertilizers, and fossil fuel burning. NitroGenius, a computer game developed by Dutch scientists, lets you play various sectors—such as the government or the public—that are involved in managing the Netherlands' nitrogen emissions. Clamp down on runoff from animal farms with new regulations, for example, and the enviros will love you, but the economy might take a hit. Download a free demo version here.

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