Fireworks brighten the sky but dampen the view

Big pyrotechnic celebrations can cut visibility by 25 percent

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY   Spectacular firework displays and other pyrotechnics release large amounts of soot into the air that dangerously reduces visibility, new research finds.

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