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Wildlife recovering well from acid rain damage   - Saturday, November 19, 2005


Wildlife recovering well from years of acid rain damage

Wildlife in some key ecosystems around the country is recovering well from the damage caused by acid rain. Because of the reduction in acidic sulphur in the water cycle, thanks mainly to a large reduction of the use of coal in homes and businesses in recent years, plants and animals have been able to stage a comeback in areas where they were previously under threat.

A resurgence in brown trout numbers as well as sensitive mosses and algae, often the first to be affected by pollution, has shown significant improvements in a range of different areas around Britain.

Ref: http://www.defra.gov.uk/