Scientists record the highest levels of atmospheric mercury pollution in the world in a pristine patch of the Peruvian Amazon — ScienceDaily

If you had to guess which part of the world has the highest levels of atmospheric mercury pollution, you probably wouldn’t pick a patch of pristine Amazonian rainforest. Yet, that’s exactly where they are. In a new study appearing Jan. 26 in the journal Nature Communications, an international team of researchers show that illegal gold […]