Study: More air pollution equals fewer hurricanes

Pollution may cut down on hurricanes.

Study: More air pollution equals fewer hurricanes

Science Recorder | Rick Docksai | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Air pollution is certainly bad for our health and the environment’s health, but it has one unexpected benefit: reducing the frequency of hurricanes. A new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests that heavy particle matter, such as smog from coal-burning plants and oil refineries, may have had a mitigating effect on hurricane activity around the northern Atlantic throughout most of the twentieth century... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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