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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Wild flowers are overpowered by exhaust fumes"

Nature - Environment - The Independent

Nitrogen pollution from exhaust fumes and airborne farm fertiliser is causing loss of wildflower species that thrive on poor soil . The harebell is given as an example (photo). Stinging nettles, cow parsley and some grasses are said to be crowding them out.

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