The West Mims wildfire has been burning since April 6 in and around the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
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The West Mims wildfire has been burning since April 6 in and around the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

The wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp has been raging for nearly two months, burning more than 152,000 acres near the Florida-Georgia line and sending dark smoke across the region. Now, new research shows that smoke could have a bigger effect on the climate than previously thought. Georgia Tech Professor Rodney Weber says it all comes down to a different type of carbon emissions - called brown carbon.Georgia Tech professor Rodney Weber discusses his research on brown carbon emitted by wildfires.