|All About||Education||? ?||Biology||Patient Earth||Search||Countries|
Our Earth - - Save Earth
Our Moon - - Sun - - Planets
Air Pollution - - Land pollution
All about Water - - Science
About us - - Contact
Nitrogen = chemically N
The chemical element Nitrogen - symbol N - atomic number 7.|
The Scottish physician Daniel Rutherford discovered it in 1772.
It belongs to the group of most abundant chemical elements by mass in the universe, estimated at about seventh in total abundance in the Milky Way and our Solar System. The fusion process in stars creates it.
The English word Nitrogen derives from the Latin word nitrogenium, but the origin is Greek nitron what could be translated as saltpeter, nitrate of potash = Potassium nitrate KNO3.
Nitrogen is the most common pure element on our earth, making up 78.1% of the entire volume of the atmosphere acting as key nutrient at the very base of the food chain, both on land and in the ocean.
Nitrogen availability directly impacts the global marine ecosystem. Many microorganisms feast, grow, and live off of it. Once the microorganisms reach a certain size or die, they will sink, dragging carbon - in the shape of organic matter - down with them. Once carbon leaves the superficial layers of the ocean and enters deep waters, it will be gone for thousands or even millions of years.|
As it stands today, a healthy functioning carbon sink is probably good news. This carbon pump has been working for thousands of years, helping regulate the Earth's chemistry and temperature. Earth needs balanced biochem-levels!
All living organisms contain Nitrogen.|
Imagine life without amino acids, without neurotransmitters or alkaloids. Life on Earth would be very different!
The chemical industry harvests nitrogen out of the air. Because of the strong bond of the two N's a lot of energy is needed to break them apart. The man-made products are ammonia, nitric acid, organic nitrates, and cyanides (highly poisonous to humans).
With the following actions Humans have doubled the annual transfer of nitrogen into biologically available forms:|
a) Extensive cultivation of legumes - as soy, alfalfa, clover -
b) growing production of chemical fertilizers
c) pollution emitted by vehicles and industrial plants
In addition, humans have significantly contributed to the transfer of nitrogen trace gases from Earth to the atmosphere, and from the land to aquatic systems. Humans have changed the global nitrogen cycle.
In Earth's atmosphere nitrous oxide = N2O is a greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gases shield the heat from Earth, so it cannot enter space, contributing to global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions cause more violent weather, melting of glaciers, more floods, more storms, different earth quakes.
Irresponsible use of Nitrogen fertilizer already killed millions of marine life. Many Humans depend on food out of our oceans. Our fishermen's existence depends on marine life.
NASA has taken this view of the Gulf of Mexico. In the red areas, a vast, nitrogen-fed algae bloom has risen, killing most sea life underneath.
Life on Earth depends on a good balance - some human decisions unbalance Nature, endangering all life on Earth!
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation Group's mission is to fight for a safer future of our children and grand children.
NASA scientist Hansen's statement:
"I decided that I didn't want my grand-children to say, 'grandpa understood what was happening but he didn't make it clear, he didn't act .."
is exactly our motivation and the motivation of BSB members.
Out members show responsibility and have stated clearly:
We recognize the problem and we DO as much as we can to lower the impact on our children's life!
For a long time chemists tried and failed to produce ammonia from atmospheric nitrogen.|
The German chemist Fritz Haber with the assistance of Robert Le Rossignol solved the problem in 1909. The German company BASF bought the invention. The German Carl Bosch designed the machinery needed to start industrial-level production. Haber and Bosch were later awarded Nobel prizes, in 1918 and 1931.
Production of ammonia - using the Haber process - started in 1913 in BASF's Oppau plant in Germany. Military leaders asked for more explosives during World War I, so production was shifted from fertilizer to explosives, producing gunpowder and high explosives.
Contact us - learn to understand Nature!
Become an expert - become a Master Conservationist!
Become a member of Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation!
You will get free advice and help!
Membership starts at $3 a month.
Think about how wonderful our Earth was created...
Live in Harmony with Nature + learn to understand Nature!
preserves - -
Earth changes |
Search with your search phrase
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation
International charitable nonprofit org.501(c)(3)
All rights reserved
Peter Bonenberger - president
Marianne Bonenberger - director of education
BSBNCG POB 63295 Pipe Creek 78063 TX USA
Our Earth - - Our Moon - - Earth is sick? - - Our Future??
Earth's solar system - Earth's Atmosphere
About Life on Earth - - The Gulf stream
Quiz Earth Oceans - - Nature Quotes - - Bacteria uncountable numbers
Hear and feel the wonders of Earth
Keep Earth Beautiful
Our volunteers try to be as accurate as possible, but we are not responsible for broken or false links or misinterpretation
Bear Springs Blossok was founded 2002
- Why Earth has continents?
- Why Earth has earthquakes?
Maps of Earth
All about Earth
Climate Change Solutions
- Why is Earth sick?
Life on Earth
Information on Earth:|
- Astonishing photos from Earth
Earth from Space
Earth's solar system
Info about NASA
Keep Earth clean
|Information on Water:
Why Earth has water
The H in H2O
Power from Water
How to save water
Water + Energy
Water + Trees
Water journey 1
Thirsty for water
Water Drought article
- Why does all life on Earth depend on water?
- Why are the oceans salty?
- Why Water is a very special 'juice'?
- Humans can live without food for weeks, but
- without water we will die after 3 days.
- Why do Humans use huge amounts of water to produce electricity?
- Is salt-water more heavy?
- Why can water dissolve so many substances?
- Does water expand when it gets warmer?
|Fair Use Notice|
All material on over 1000 secure Bear Springs Blossom web-pages is intended to advance understanding of the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of Nature conservation. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed an interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from our websites for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you are the owner of copyrighted material(s) appearing on this site, and wish it to be removed, please contact us directly.