Falling Scandinavian emissions recorded
Recent compilations of environmental indicators in Norway and Denmark have underlined long-term reductions in emissions causing acidification and eutrophication. Norway's pollution control authority reported that sulphur content in rainfall was now down 55-80% on 1980 levels, while levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in air were 75-90% lower. Meanwhile, the Danish environmental protection agency's annual round-up of environmental indicators finds releases of agricultural nitrogen and phosphorous down 25% and 30% respectively over the past decade; groundwater consumption fell by 40%. See SFT press release and Danish EPA press release.
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