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Climate change threatens to worsen U.S. ozone pollution
May 5, 2014
Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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