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African Dust Storms, Air Pollution, and Exceptional Events - TexasVox: The Voice of Public Citizen in Texas
As if the relentless heat wasn’t enough this summer, Austin is experiencing hazy skies due to an African dust cloud originating in the Saharan desert. The dust was most noticeable on Sunday, July 1. The technical term for this dust is “fine particulate matter,” particles that are so small they can travel from our lungs into …