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Researchers Pinpoint How Trees Play Role in Smog Production
April 25, 2013
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.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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