Carnivorous plants give up meat, thanks to pollution6/13/2012
A new study indicates that the increase in pollutants in the atmosphere is causing carnivorous plants to eat fewer insects. The study examined Swedish bogs that are home to many species of carnivorous plants. Researchers found that because of the rise of carbon emissions in Northern Europe, there has been an uptick in nitrogen levels, which the plants usually get by eating insects. Since they can now get the nutrients directly, they no longer need an insect-heavy diet (including mosquitoes). Looks like Swedes are going to need a lot more bug repellent.
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