How Wood Smoke Is Dirtying Alaska’s Air

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In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents are using wood stoves to heat their homes during the frigid winter months. But, smoke created by these wood burners is contributing to some of the worst air pollution in the country. Cathy Cahill discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.

Segment Guests

Cathy Cahill

Cathy Cahill is an associate professor in chemistry at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.