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How much Trash Is In the Ocean?

There is an astounding amount of trash in the ocean. National Geographic claims “there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean” (Nat. Geo, 2019). The trash in the ocean is counted in three ways. The first is through beach surveys. Secondly, computer models are based on samples collected at sea. Thirdly an estimate of the amount of […]

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Why Is Air Pollution In Utah So Bad?

Utah’s poor air quality has to do with the geography of our state. According to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, “Utah’s unique topography, geography, and meteorology are important factors in the buildup of fine particulates during inversions, emissions and their chemical precursors are the primary cause of these pollution episodes.” Utah pollution is especially bad during the colder months, due […]

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