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Light pollution is disrupting the seasonal rhythms of plants and trees, lengthening pollen season in US cities

By Yuyu Zhou, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Iowa State University
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City lights that blaze all night are profoundly disrupting urban plants’ phenology – shifting when their buds open in the spring and when their leaves change colors and drop in the fall. New research I coauthored shows how nighttime lights are lengthening the growing season in cities, which can affect everything from allergiesThe Conversation


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