That inexpensive sweater exacts a hidden toll: dust-borne pollution that reaches America. Part one of a Tribune special report.
He frowned and called his goats. The wind tasted like dust.
On the other side of the world, another morning dawned in the historic embrace between the world’s low-cost factory and its best customer. Every minute of every day last year, America gobbled up $463,200 worth of Chinese goods–including millions of cashmere sweaters made from the hair of goats like Shatar’s.[Full Text]