Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hotter And Itchier

Global warming warms up poison ivy

Rising levels of carbon dioxide—a so-called greenhouse gas that traps heat within Earth's atmosphere—can fuel booming poison ivy growth, a new study reports.

Even worse, the rash-inducing vines may become more potent.

Working in a Duke Univerity-owned forest near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, researchers used a system of carbon dioxide-pumping pipes to create atmospheric CO2 levels that were some 200 parts per million higher than the current norm.

Okay so um does that mean that also the plant that you use to combat the itching will be growing more faster too? I think that is what it is called but. If somebody could go out and find the leaves of three plant and look around the base of where it is growing for me. That's where it supposed to grow I heard.

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