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Animals in the western Arctic have higher levels of mercury in their bodies than those in the eastern Arctic. Credit: Shutterstock

Mystery of mercury levels in Arctic animals gets solved

A mystery that troubled scientists for more than a decade have now solved. The peak concentration of Methylmercury in the enriched layer in the...
Senegalese gold miners process their ore to extract gold

Gold mines in senegal create high mercury contamination

A Duke University drove think about has discovered hazardous large amounts of mercury and its more dangerous substance cousin, methylmercury, in soils, residue and waterways...