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River insects and lichens bucking trend of wildlife losses

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Reductions in air and water pollution are most likely reason, say scientists Freshwater insects, mosses and lichens are bucking the trend of wildlife losses in the UK and have expanded their ranges since 1970, according to a new study. Reductions in air and water pollution are the most likely reason. Scientists say their new analysis shows that amid big declines in wildlife , action can help to reverse the trend for some species. The work analysed millions of sightings of 5,000 different invertebrate species by volunteers over 45 years.
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