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Study: Environmental policies matter for growing megacities
Date:4/3/2013

ina, is predicted to become drier in the future due to climate changes, the data and modeling analysis revealed that long-term climate oscillations like El Nino and La Nina cycles could induce dramatic increases in the concentration of pollutants in rainfall, ultimately leading to increased wet deposition of pollutants.

"This implies that when regulations are inadequately implemented, climate change could result in much larger impacts on the environment," said Park, the article's lead author.

Future work will shift focus to sub-Saharan Africa, where major growth is anticipated later in the century.

"The majority of the newest megacities will be in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and that's where the biggest economic development will be," Park said.


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Contact: Emil Venere
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765-494-4709
Purdue University
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