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Researchers Pinpoint How Trees Play Role in Smog Production


April 25, 2013

engineering graphic After years of scientific uncertainty and speculation, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown exactly how trees help create one of society's predominant environmental and health concerns: air pollution. Full Story

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