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Reducing Carbon Monoxide Emissions is a Win-Win for Air Quality and Climate Change

Curtailing emissions of a common non-greenhouse gas can improve air quality regionally in the near term and contribute globally to the reduction of two detrimental greenhouse gases. A new study led by Dr. Meridith Fry, recent alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health's department of environmental sciences and engineering, examines the role of carbon monoxide (CO), a byproduct of the incomplete combustion of carbon fuels, in climate change. The study, “Net radiative forcing and air quality responses to regional CO emission reductions,” was published May 29 in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.