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Climate Change Weeds

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change's Big Winners: Pests

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

Count weeds and insect pests among the beneficiaries of climate change. Meanwhile, the crops we need will have fewer nutrients that make them benefici...

Hoodlum Weeds on a 'Fevered' Planet

Linda Marsa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

Hotter weather coupled with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the air prompt allergens like ragweed to grow larger and produce more pollen, and the carbon-enriched pollen is more noxious and damaging because it contains more of the chemicals that cause allergic reactions.