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US Fires Release Large Amounts of Carbon Dioxide
October 31, 2007
Large-scale fires in a western or southeastern state can pump as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in a few weeks as the state's entire motor vehicle traffic does in a year, according to newly published research by scientists at NCAR and the University of Colorado.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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