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Eldorado

It's raining plastic on the Rocky Mountains

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Eldorado

"A team of researchers studying the nitrogen content of Rocky Mountain rainwater were shocked to find that collected water samples from high up on the mountains were teeming with microplastics.

""I thought maybe I should look at (the samples) under a microscope. And when I did, I was a little shocked by the amount of plastic that I saw in them … chunks of blue, orange, pink, you name it," lead author Gregory Wetherbee, a research chemist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told CPR News.

"Wetherbee noted that microplastics, which are tiny pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters long, were the "furthest thing from my mind when we first started this project.""

Full report at the Weather Channel: https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-08-14-rocky-mountains-plastics-raining


"It is raining plastic"

Research Paper at the USGS: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20191048

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glorybebe

That is so friggin scary

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