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This seemingly harmless material is contributing to global emissions

Afghan construction workers use asphalt to build a road in Kabul October 22, 2007. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN) - GM1DWKTJURAA

Asphalt is a significant source of air pollutants in urban areas. Image: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

William Weir
Writer, Yale News
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Asphalt is a near-ubiquitous substance—it’s found in roads, on roofs, and in driveways. Image: Science Advances
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