Scientists look for climate change clues in wildfire soot

KUOW: You may know that on a hot, sunny day it’s better to be sitting in a white car than a black one. White reflects sunlight, while black absorbs more of it. The same concept applies to researchers trying to figure out what effect wildfires have on climate change. And part of the answer is whether the smoke particles are dark or reflective. Outside of a white, paint-peeling hanger in Pasco, sits a glossy, small science plane. It looks like some kind of fancy jet airliner for executives. But onboard,......

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