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ASI and the California Nitrogen Assessment

October 19, 2007

Nitrogen is a key ingredient in life on earth, but despite its importance, most people don’t think about it much. Nitrogen is key to productive plant growth in crop production systems as well as other ecosystems, and nitrogen fertilizer is vital to the way many farmers grow the vast quantities of food we eat. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that some of the ways we use nitrogen in agriculture lead to problems in the environment and with human health.

Is there a sustainability science?

January 22, 2007

The first in a series of webinars focused on the science of sustainability at the University of California is now available. Watch the video by clicking the image below.



Is there a sustainability science?
  • Sustainability: What does it mean?
  • Is there a “sustainability science”?
  • What is at stake?

Speaker: Tom Tomich