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16

Jan

Cracks in Arctic sea ice attract toxic mercuryScientists aren’t sure what impact the mercury that ends up trapped in snow and ice could have on the environment.

Cracks in Arctic sea ice attract toxic mercury
Scientists aren’t sure what impact the mercury that ends up trapped in snow and ice could have on the environment.

14

Nov

How to see Mercury and 2 comets in the pre-dawn sky this weekThese early morning stargazing chances are worth the extra cups of coffee to see.

How to see Mercury and 2 comets in the pre-dawn sky this week
These early morning stargazing chances are worth the extra cups of coffee to see.

30

Oct

Mercury: The poisonous legacy of the California Gold RushSolving the problem will be difficult because there is probably just too much mercury-tainted sediment to feasibly move.

Mercury: The poisonous legacy of the California Gold Rush
Solving the problem will be difficult because there is probably just too much mercury-tainted sediment to feasibly move.

27

Sep

How climate change could make mercury pollution worseMercury takes significant time to degrade, and as glaciers melt and rainstorms erode soil, more mercury is released back into the environment.

How climate change could make mercury pollution worse
Mercury takes significant time to degrade, and as glaciers melt and rainstorms erode soil, more mercury is released back into the environment.

27

Aug

Mercury will rise in Pacific fish, study findsScientists may have solved an old mystery about how mercury gets into ocean fish, but their findings offer a dire outlook for the toxic metal’s prevalence in seafood.

Mercury will rise in Pacific fish, study finds
Scientists may have solved an old mystery about how mercury gets into ocean fish, but their findings offer a dire outlook for the toxic metal’s prevalence in seafood.

13

Aug

How much mercury is in the fish we eat?Fish are one of the healthiest foods on Earth, but many are brimming with toxic mercury. MNN examines how this happens and which fish are still safe.

How much mercury is in the fish we eat?
Fish are one of the healthiest foods on Earth, but many are brimming with toxic mercury. MNN examines how this happens and which fish are still safe.

19

Jan


 Mercury emissions threaten ocean, lake food webs 



Studies that show new mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury could add impetus for reducing global emissions.
Studies that show new mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury could add impetus for reducing global emissions.

14

Jan


 84% of fish contaminated by mercury, study finds 



Another study confirms rising levels of mercury emissions worldwide, much of it from gold mining.
Another study confirms rising levels of mercury emissions worldwide, much of it from gold mining.

10

Jan


 Mercury pollution doubled in last century, says United Nations 



A new report finds that global mercury levels in the world’s oceans are rising at an alarming rate.
A new report finds that global mercury levels in the world’s oceans are rising at an alarming rate.

29

Nov

Water ice discovered on MercuryConfirming decades of suspicion, a NASA spacecraft has spotted vast deposits of water ice on the planet closest to the sun.

Water ice discovered on Mercury
Confirming decades of suspicion, a NASA spacecraft has spotted vast deposits of water ice on the planet closest to the sun.