The Arctic could release the world's largest reserve of natural mercury as permafrost melts

Researchers have found the largest reserve of natural mercury in the world trapped in the Arctic permafrost. Scientists, however, warn that rising air temperatures due to climate change could defrost the existing permafrost layer and this could release a large quantity of mercury that could potentially affect ecosystems around the globe, reported.
Issue: Climate Change Typology: Arenas
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