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Examining the Intricacies of Ozone Removal by Deciduous Forests

Aaron Sidder of American Geophysical Union reports that ozone plays a vital role in Earth’s climate system. In the stratosphere, which begins about six miles (9.7 kilometers) off the ground, ozone protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Lower in the atmosphere, however, the molecule is an air pollutant injurious to both humans and plants,…

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