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Start with efforts afoot to cut or reduce nitrous oxide emissions, a deadly global warming gas. Nitrous oxide is a byproduct of using nitrogen fertilizer. Many scientists consider it a necessary evil in food production. It is produced by microbes in the soil. When we spread nitrogen fertilizer on the soil, we also feed those bacteria, and they produce more nitrous oxide. Humans have greatly increased the amount of nitrogen available to these microbes over the last several decades in order to feed a growing population.