Antarctic Mosses Record Conditions on the Icy Continent

LiveScience: Moss beds provide habitat for other organisms that survive on the ice-covered Antarctic continent. A new study indicates increased wind speeds, linked with the ozone hole, have slowed the plants' growth by drying them out. Thin shoots of moss taken from fuzzy clumps growing in Antarctica contain evidence of how human activities are affecting life on the ice-covered continent, new research indicates. Antarctica has no trees, but the moss shoots act somewhat like tree rings, recording evidence......

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