Mercury taints wildlife refuge

Water in the restored wetlands of the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge near Crookston, Minn., has extraordinarily high levels of toxic methylmercury, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey research report. The 7,000-acre refuge, established in 2004, is made up of lands that once were wetlands, were drained for farming, and then were restored as … Read more

Mercury pollution; $$ for Great Lakes

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Mercury pollution worse near cities Atmospheric deposition of mercury is about four-times higher in … Read more