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Energy/Environment Pollution in Asia tied to stronger Pacific storms that pull heat toward Arctic

The pollution comes in the form of tiny sulfate particles and black-carbon soot that result from burning coal, oil, and wood for power. The particles increase the vigor of the Pacific storms.

By Staff writer / April 15, 2014

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Air pollution from Asia appears to intensify winter storms in the northwestern Pacific. In turn, these strengthened storms pull warmer air toward the Arctic and may influence the jet stream in winter, according to a new study.