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Satellites see unknown sources of sulfur dioxide

New satellite data reveal that much more sulfur dioxide is reaching the atmosphere than previously thought, heightening concerns over the pollutant’s impacts on ecosystem health. In a new  study  published in Nature Geoscience, Canadian and U.S. researchers led by  Chris McLinden, of Environment and Climate Change Canada, located substantial, and previously unknown, global sources of the gas.
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