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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:53 pm | Updated: 4:54 pm, Sun Sep 22, 2013.

RICHMOND — People are releasing long-buried carbon dioxide by burning fuels such as coal and oil. ∙ That’s bad for much of the planet, scientists say, helping cause global warming. But it’s great for ragweed.

Plants like carbon dioxide, or CO2. It’s their food. But ragweed, the bane of many fall allergy sufferers, really likes it.

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