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Pollutants from wildfires affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of kilometers from impact zone

Pollutants from wild fires affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of kilometres from impact zone, research shows.  The startling extent to which violent wild fires, similar to those that ravaged large swathes of California recently, affect forests and crops way beyond the boundaries of the blaze has been revealed.  A pioneering new study by Professor Nadine Unger of the University of Exeter and Professor Xu Yue of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Beijing, has revealed that pollutants released by the devastating wild fires can affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of kilometres from the fire impact zone.  Read more...

 

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