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Saharan dust heads towards the USA

An annual ‘rain of dust’

Dust Storm in Kajaki (Modified) — By Lance Cpl. William Kresse — https://www.dvidshub.net/image/958084, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41097471

It is the middle of June in 2020, and the dust is starting to fall. Not just any dust, but Saharan dust that journeyed up to 7,000 miles from the deserts of North Africa. High in the atmosphere, this dust blew across the Atlantic Ocean before landing on the USA Gulf Coast in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. But this dust may go unnoticed except for…

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