Resilience Recap: Raining Microplastics

Scientists in Germany are raising the alarm after finding a significant amount of microplastics in snow samples in the Alps and the Arctic — two of the most pristine locations on Earth.

In the Rocky Mountains, USGS scientists took samples of rainwater and accidentally found particles of microplastics. They originally had set out to analyze the samples to study rainwater for nitrogen pollution levels. Instead, they found something much more tragic.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday rolled out a strategy for how farmers and rural communities can help fight climate change, the defining issue of his presidential campaign.

Last month, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced awards totaling $5.8 million for 16 research projects that will support research on the continued viability and profitability of small and medium sized farms.

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