Deforestation, erosion exacerbate mercury spikes near Peruvian gold mining

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191212122546.htm

Scientists have developed a model that can predict the amount of mercury being released into a local ecosystem from deforestation. The research could point toward ways to mitigate the worst effects of mercury poisoning in regions already experiencing elevated mercury levels caused by small-scale gold mining practices, such as those in the Peruvian Amazon.


Original Title: Deforestation, erosion exacerbate mercury spikes near Peruvian gold mining
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