Local watchdog SF Baykeeper reports that the water quality in the San Francisco Bay is improving, in part thanks to long-term monitoring and advocacy.
Researchers have begun to unpack the sources and levels of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes—as well as determine what can be done about it.
A survey looking at the extent of mercury contamination in western North America has found that the toxic metal is widespread throughout the region.
University of California researchers help lead an analysis of airborne North American mercury trends, finding mixed results from west to east.
On a global level, emissions of mercury went down 30 percent from 1990 to 2010, according to a release from Harvard University. Scientists at the school helped in an international investigation to chart the declines, which for...
A recent study led by scientists at MIT shows that Asian countries emit 1,770 tons of mercury per year, or more than twice the previously accepted estimate. It also changed what we thought we knew about how...
The green river slime that sends waders sprawling is also making mercury more toxic at a N.H. Superfund site, according to a new multi-organization study.
Boating down a river in the Peruvian Amazon, Duke University researchers found mercury contamination 500 km downstream from small gold mining operations