The deep ocean traps mercury
August 7, 2014, 10:01 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
While mercury levels are dropping slightly, the metal can build up to toxic levels in animals over time. This can have effects on the food chain, including the seafood humans eat.
How to avoid mercury in fish [Infographic]
March 6, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
With at least 84 percent of the world's fish contaminated by mercury, how can you know which fish are safe to eat and which aren't?
Cracks in Arctic sea ice attract toxic mercury
January 16, 2014, 9:45 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Scientists aren't sure what impact the mercury that ends up trapped in snow and ice could have on the environment.
Molecular chlorine found at high levels in Arctic atmosphere
January 14, 2014, 2:55 p.m. by John Platt
The chlorine originates in sea salt and may have a role in climate change.
The world's 10 most polluted places
November 6, 2013, 1 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The Blacksmith Institute's list features locations where the air or the water is fraught with nuclear, chemical, petroleum and industrial waste.
Mercury: The poisonous legacy of the California Gold Rush
October 30, 2013, 9:48 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Solving the problem will be difficult because there is probably just too much mercury-tainted sediment to feasibly move.
How climate change could make mercury pollution worse
September 27, 2013, 10:30 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Mercury takes significant time to degrade, and as glaciers melt and rainstorms erode soil, more mercury is released back into the environment.
Adobe homes in Andes of Peru tell a toxic tale that is centuries old
February 13, 2013, 11:58 a.m. by Environmental Health News
This 'land of mercury' may be poisoning its inhabitants.
Mercury emissions race through food web to top lake predators
January 18, 2013, 11:29 a.m. by Environmental Health News
New mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury, knowledge that could add impetus to the push to reduce global emissions.
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