It seems we can expect the Arctic to go green in future years - but that won't be good news for species threatened by Climate Change.
Author - Nigel Chaffey
Nigel is a botanist and full-time academic at Bath Spa University (Bath, near Bristol, UK). As News Editor for the Annals of Botany he contributes the monthly Plant Cuttings column to that august international botanical organ. His main goal is to inform (hopefully, in an educational, and entertaining way...) about plants and plant-people interactions.
For a plant life on the edge, like on a cliff face, should be peaceful. But Nigel Chaffey discovers one species has a real talent for annoying others.
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