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Air quality improvements boosted California’s agriculture industry

Chemical & Engineering News, March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Air quality improvements boosted California’s agriculture industry

“I was startled to see the magnitude of the impact,” particularly for grapes and stone fruits such as peaches, says Steven Davis [associate professor, Earth system science], an environmental scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who led the new analysis. “The improvement in ozone pollution has had a meaningful effect on crops.”