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Noisy environments can have detrimental effect on plants, study finds – The Guardian

Persistent noise from natural gas wells in New Mexico disrupted birds that feed on and distribute pinyon seeds

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As humans proliferate, we have penetrated deeper into wildlife habitats, creating a pervasive rise in environmental sound with our gadgets, traffic and industry. A growing body of research has shown how noise pollution adversely affects animal behaviour but a study suggests the detrimental effects have trickled down to plants as well.
To investigate the long-term ecological effects of persistent noise, researchers chose the Rattlesnake Canyon habitat management area in New Mexico. Dominated by woodland…

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