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Africa's bumper crop of dust

Emissions skyrocketed with boom in commercial agriculture since mid-1800s

2:12pm, July 7, 2010

Northwestern Africa has always been a prodigious source of airborne dust. But dust supplies really took off when commercial agriculture came to the region in the 19th century, a new analysis suggests.

Climate exerts a strong influence on African dust emissions: When precipitation is lower than normal, atmospheric

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