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Pollution From Asia Circles Globe at Stratospheric Heights
March 25, 2010
The economic growth across much of Asia is coming with a troubling side-effect: pollutants from the region are being wafted up to the stratosphere during monsoon season. The new finding, published this week in Science Express, provides additional evidence of the global nature of air pollution.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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