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?

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