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New Air Pollution Impacts Report

Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Harvard Forest Science & Policy Integration Project Director, Kathy Fallon Lambert, partnered with the Ecological Society of America to Issues in Ecology Coverco-author a new Issues in Ecology report, "Setting Limits: Using Air Pollution Thresholds to Protect and Restore U.S. Ecosystems" (available free as a PDF). The report provides an overview of the on-going impacts of atmospheric deposition of sulfur, nitrogen and mercury in the U.S. It presents a series of ecological thresholds for evaluating air pollution impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and it proposes science-based strategies for using deposition-based limits to reduce acid rain, nitrogen enrichment, and the accumulation of mercury in the environment. 

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