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Reactions Science Videos | August 18, 2021

Every year, more than 1,000 tons of plastic rain down onto national parks and wilderness areas in the western U.S. In this week’s episode, we talk about where that plastic comes from, and we look for it in rain that falls on Washington, D.C.

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Microplastics are raining down from the sky

Forget acid rain. Plastic rain is now falling across the U.S.

It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

‘It is raining plastic’: Scientists find colorful microplastic in rain

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