Microplastics in the Air

The Himalayan Range

Researchers from Utah State University have discovered that an astounding amount of tiny plastic particles drift in the wind and deposit themselves in apparently remote wilderness areas and national parks in the wide-open western U.S.

This reminds me so much of Merle’s observation to Ken, in The Enlightening, of the global cycle of pollution that ends up in the remotest areas possible, including the upper reaches of the Himalayan range.

Here’s a link to an article from Scientific American, discussing the disturbing (yet predictable) findings.


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