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Antarctica going green due to climate change

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:50 pm
by edfrank
Antarctica going green due to climate change
Antarctica is going green as a result of climate change, according to new research. ... hange.html

By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
5:00AM BST 30 Mar 2011

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There are no trees on the frozen continent and only two species of flowering plant Antarctic hairgrass and Antarctic pearlwort, that grow on the western peninsula and surrounding islands. A team of UK and Australian scientists has found that the hairgrass has spread over the last 50 years due to global warming. Dr Paul Hill, of Bangor University scientist, said areas of Antarctica are becoming greener.