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A Ticking Time Bomb of Mercury Is Hidden Beneath Earth’s Permafrost
Brandon Specktor | Live Science – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Feb 2018

According to a new study published 5 Feb 2018 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, there may be more than 15 million gallons (58 million liters) of mercury buried in the permafrost of the Northern Hemisphere — roughly twice as much mercury as can be found in the rest of Earth’s soils, ocean and atmosphere combined. And if global temperatures continue to rise, all that mercury could come pouring out.

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