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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Air Pollution: Bad For Health, But Good For Planet? (NPR)

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Emerging studies on a very pressing issue today: global warming. As NPR reports,
"Cleaning up the air, while good for our lungs, could make global warming worse. That conclusion is underscored by a new study, which looks at the pollutants that go up smokestacks along with carbon dioxide."

There are new studies which show that reducing pollutants may actually hurt efforts in reducing global warming. Specifically, aerosols, which although make humans sick, also add nutrients to the environment and cool the atmosphere by increasing the CO2 absorbed by Earth.

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