Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chow: Burn Dinner, Destroy the Earth

Cooking places parts of Asia under a cloud

The delightfully named Atmospheric Brown Cloud (or ABC for short) is a dirty, soupy fug of pollution that hangs over South Asia. So it’s cars and power plants that are to blame, right? Not so, according to new research reported in the New York Times. Apparently the main culprits are ... cooking and agriculture.

So are charred Pop Tarts and AstroTurf lawns causing LA’s smog too?

By Keith Laidlaw. Read this article in its original setting here.