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Air pollution: Made in China

Cool ocean conditions keep Asian smog at bay, but when the seas get warmer island breezes can carry toxins, study says

By Timothy Hurley

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 30, 2014

~~<p>Atmospheric conditions caused by lower-than-normal sea temperatures have kept the worst of Asia's air pollution from drifting over Hawaii during the past dozen years or so.</p>
<p>That's one of the findings in a new study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, that solves the mystery of why Hawaii has largely escaped the growing amounts of Asia-produced ozone pollution that drift eastward with springtime winds.</p>
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Atmospheric conditions caused by lower-than-normal sea temperatures have kept the worst of Asia's air pollution from drifting over Hawaii during the past dozen years or so.

That's one of the findings in a new study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, that solves the mystery of why Hawaii has largely escaped the growing amounts of Asia-produced ozone pollution that drift eastward with springtime winds. Login for more...



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