Climate Change, Arctic Activity Expected To Multiply Pollutant Concentrations

Climate change and increased Arctic activity are projected to offset declines in toxic human emissions. A recent study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology predicts warmer temperatures will cause contaminants stored in the earth to re-emit back into the atmosphere. In addition, increases in Arctic vessel traffic and oil and gas drilling will multiply pollutant concentrations.

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Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

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