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The Acid Rain Economy: How the Free Market Tackled an Environmental Challenge

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Acid rain seemed too costly to fix. But social scientists proposed a system that would be the solution: a market in pollution credits.

“From Research to Reward,” a new series of articles and videos from the National Academy of Sciences, shows how research is vital to improving our lives—often in surprising ways—and how important it is to continue that research.

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