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Gesundheit! Climate change creates longer ragweed season

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

A swallowtail butterfly collects pollen from a butterfly bush in Wilmington, Delaware in this July 19, 2006 file photo.By Deborah Zabarenko Reuters updated 2/21/2011 6:48:59 PM ET 2011-02-21T23:48:59 Share Print Font: +-WASHINGTON — A changing climate means allergy-causing ragweed pollen has a longer season that extends further north than it did just 16 years ago, U.S. scientists reported on Monday. In research that gibes with projections by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, plant and allergy experts found that ragweed pollen season lasted as much as 27 days longer in 2009...

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