U.S. Geological Survey

There Is Widespread Mercury Contamination Across Western North America

An international team of scientists led by the U.S. Geological Survey, recently documented widespread mercury contamination in air, soil, sediment, plants, fish, and wildlife at various levels across western North America. They evaluated potential risk from mercury to human, fish, and wildlife health, and examined resource management activities that influence this risk.

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6 Impressive Things Scientists Are Doing Underwater and Along U.S. Coasts - and How You Can Get Involved

June marks National Oceans Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the natural beauty and importance of Earth’s oceans and coasts.

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