Air Pollution From Northern Hemisphere Reduced Central America's Rainfall, Study Suggests

February 9, 2015 4:00 PM

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OSLO, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Air pollution tied to industrialisation in the northern hemisphere almost certainly reduced rainfall over Central America in new evidence that human activity can disrupt the climate, a study suggested on Monday.

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