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Scientists find plastic in Colorado raindrops

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Scientists find plastic in Colorado raindrops
Plastic is officially everywhere. U.S. Geological Survey researcher Gregory Wetherbee was studying nitrogen pollution in Colorado, and found plastic in 90 percent of the water samples he collected across urban and mountainous sites, identifying small fibers, beads, and shards. The conclusion of his study? "It is raining plastic." Rainwater collected in urban areas had the most plastic, but the discovery of fibers at Loch Vale in Rocky Mountain National Park leads scientists in the study, published by the USGS, to warn that plastic in rainwater is "not just an urban condition." Ninety-one percent of plastic is not recycled, reports National...
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