The Toxic Mountains; Scotland's Peaks Face Pollution Backlash from Global Warming
Byline: MAUREEN CULLEY
THEY are among the most celebrated mountains in the world, drawing thousands of tourists every year.
From Ben Nevis to the high plateaux of the Cairngorms, their glorious views of unspoilt beauty have few equals.
But experts have issued a dire warning that Scotland's mountain wilderness is facing a serious threat from climate change.
According to new research, the increased rainfall from global warming will mean more pollution problems on higher ground.
The study, detailed in a Scottish Natural Heritage book, explains that any enhanced levels of pollutants such as nitric acid, ozone and polychlorinated biphenyls …
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Publication information: Article title: The Toxic Mountains; Scotland's Peaks Face Pollution Backlash from Global Warming. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: October 3, 2005. Page number: 33. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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