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Old 12-07-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels May Mitigate Losses of Biodiversity from Nitrogen Pollution

Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels May Mitigate Losses of Biodiversity from Nitrogen Pollution
Dec. 3, 2009

Elevated carbon dioxide levels may mitigate losses of biodiversity from nitrogen pollution
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Rising levels of carbon dioxide may overheat the planet and cause other environmental problems, but fears that rising CO2 levels could directly reduce plant biodiversity can be allayed, according to a new study by a University of Minnesota scientist Peter Reich. In fact, rising CO2 may actually help counteract losses of diversity from another environmental villain: the global rain of nitrogen from fertilizers and exhaust fumes.
The study, published in December 4 in the journal Science, involved a 10-year open-air outdoor experiment in which 48 plots...
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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May mitigate SOME losses... there's going to be a trade off, Can Nitrogen Be Used to Combat Climate Change?: Scientific American
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