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The humble spongy superhero beneath your feet

Majestic moss: There are 22,000 different types of moss — many with remarkable qualities.

Can we learn from moss? We tend to ignore it — or try to get rid of it. But a new study reveals that the strange, spongy plant might be a key asset in the fight against climate change.

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