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Posted Tue Jul 22 2008: from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, via EurekAlert:
Study reveals air pollution is causing widespread and serious impacts to ecosystems
[A]ir pollution is degrading every major ecosystem type in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States.... "Deposited pollutants have tangible human impacts. Mercury contamination results in fish that are unsafe to eat. Acidification kills fish and strips nutrients from soils. Excess nitrogen pollutes estuaries, to the detriment of coastal fisheries. And ground-level ozone reduces plant growth, a threat to forestry and agriculture."
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