Photo essays of visibly distressed landscapes in the urban American West. Our health, and our landscape, is being destroyed by the toxic components of the air pollution we generate. These photo essays, centered mostly in Santa Barbara, CA, and Portland, OR, serve as stark reminders.
Acidic mist & rain damages foliage on bamboo hedges in Santa Barbara, Cailfornia in 2012.
Bamboo hedges have leaves with burnt tips in Santa Barbara. California, after some precipitation, May 5 &19, 2012. The leaf tips, where the damage is most obvious, collects and pools moisture droplets, such as dew, fog, or rain. DT Lange