Reducing aerosol pollution causes more wildfires in an ironic twist of fate

By Sanjana Gajbhiye | |

EARTH.COM - The quest for cleaner air is a noble, shared aspiration for a healthier planet and happier lungs. But what if this pursuit to improve air quality by reducing aerosol pollution, however well-intentioned, inadvertently fuels a different kind of environmental disaster?

A study from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) reveals a startling paradox: reducing air pollution could lead to an increase in forest fires, particularly in the vast boreal forests of the northern hemisphere.

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