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Contact: Sandra Hines
University of Washington

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Caption: The distinctive signal of human-caused nitrogen going back more than 100 years appears in 25 lakes in temperate (green circles), alpine (blue) and arctic (red) areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Data from two lakes are shown in comparison to a similar signal revealed in the Greenland Ice Sheet (yellow).

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