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Why massive Saharan dust plumes are blowing into the US

7 days ago   |   By Grist

This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
The pandemic is still raging, the Arctic is burning up , and microplastics are polluting every corner of the Earth , but do try to take a deep breath. Actually, belay that, especially if you live in the southern United States. A plume of dust thousands of miles long has blown from the Sahara across the Atlantic, suffocating Puerto Rico in a haze before continuing across the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday, it arrived in Texas and Louisiana.
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