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Survey captures global picture of air pollution’s effects on birds

August 11, 2017

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The effects of air pollution on human health and ecosystems are well known, but little is known about how air pollution affects birds. In a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, NSF-funded researchers sort through nearly 70 years of scientific literature to assess the state of knowledge about how air pollution directly affects the health, well-being, reproductive success and diversity of birds.Full Story

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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