Our toxic legacy: bushfires release decades of pollutants absorbed by forests

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Abstract

We know forests absorb carbon dioxide, but, like a sponge, they also soak up years of pollutants from human activity. When bushfires strike, these pollutants are re-released into the air with smoke and ash.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Media Group
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2020

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