Scientist discovers plastic rain over America’s Rocky Mountains

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Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Weatherbee’s mind when he began analysing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geologic Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicoloured microscopic plastic fibres.The discovery, published in a recent study titled “It is raining plastic”, is raising new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on…

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