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Thawing Permafrost brings Danger of Massive Mercury release into Waterways

Permafrost in Alaska

Researchers have discovered Permafrost in the northern hemisphere stores massive amounts of natural mercury, a finding with significant implications for human health and ecosystems worldwide. In a new study, scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost cores from Alaska and estimated how much mercury has been trapped in permafrost north of the equator since the last […]

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