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Moss rapidly detects, tracks air pollutants in real time

Moss, one of the world’s oldest plants, is surprisingly in tune with the atmosphere around it. Now in a study appearing in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, scientists report that they have found a simple and inexpensive way to detect air … Continue reading

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Moss is useful bioindicator of cadmium air pollution, new study finds 

Moss growing on urban trees is a useful bio-indicator of cadmium air pollution in Portland, Oregon, a U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station-led study has found. The work–the first to use moss to generate a rigorous and detailed map … Continue reading

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