Toxic air is bigger threat to plants than climate change

Signal of change / Toxic air is bigger threat to plants than climate change

By Sarah Tulej / 14 Mar 2017

Toxic air is bigger threat to plants than climate change

Air pollution is a more immediate threat than climate change to the nation's rare and endangered plants as high levels of nitrogen let certain species like nettles run wild, a study shows. A report into emissions from burning fossil fuels and from agriculture revealed that nitrogen was having a "devastating impact" on wild plants, lichens and fungi.



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