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06/02/18: The Arctic is full of toxic mercury, and climate change is going to release it

A hill of permafrost “slumping” in 2009 near the remote, boggy fringe of North America, 1,400 miles from the North Pole.

We already knew that thawing Arctic permafrost would release powerful greenhouse gases. On Monday, scientists revealed it could also release massive amounts of mercury — a potent neurotoxin and serious threat to human […]