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Stratospheric sulfates have human cause
Description: Sulfur pollution from human activities is likely the cause of a large layer of sulfate particles, or aerosols, that form over Asia during the summer months, researchers have found. But it's not just pollution from Asia that's responsible. In a recently published paper researchers concluded that about 30 percent of the emissions that contribute to the layer come from China and India. The rest of the sulfates come from more distant sources, including other parts of Asia, the Middle East, and North America. [Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)]
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Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Publish Date: 2/19/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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