The UNEP 2014 Year Book highlighed the importance of excess reactive nitrogen in the environment, its conclusions are alarming. This is not just because of the magnitude and complexity of nitrogen pollution, but also because so little progress has been made in reducing it. Few of the solutions identified have been scaled up, while the world continues to pump out nitrogen pollution that contributes significantly to declines in air quality, deterioration of terrestrail and aquatic environments, exacerbation of climate change, and depletion of the ozone layer.
- Ammonia (NH3)
- Nitric Oxide(NO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
- Nitrate (NO3)
- Nitrous Oxide (N2O
SARGASSUM WHITE PAPER Turning the crisis into an opportunity 2021
Since 2011, Caribbean coastlines have been subject to unprecedented, massive, episodic influxes of floating sargassum seaweed. While 2020 was relatively mild in terms of sargassum volumes, and a global pandemic became the overarching worry, 2018 was record breaking in terms of sargassum volumes reaching Caribbean shores and 2019 was also significant.