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Study Finds Black Carbon Implicated in Global Warming

July 27, 2010

Greg Carmichael Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulfate in the atmosphere increases climate warming, suggests a study conducted by a University of Iowa professor and his colleagues and published in the July 25 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. Full Story

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