April 24, 2024

Revealing a hidden environmental threat

Global Deforestation, Mercury Pollution

Researchers studied the impact of deforestation on the global mercury cycle and found that deforestation is responsible for about 10% of global human-made mercury emissions. Credit: MIT News; iStock

Scientists quantify a previously overlooked factor in human-related mercury emissions.

About 10% of human-made mercury emissions into the atmosphere each year are the result of global deforestation, according to a new study.

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