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"Tracing Mercury's Transit to Coastal Environments"

On a global average, the amount of mercury falling out of the sky has tripled since the Industrial Revolution, primarily because of the burning of fossil fuels. Although this atmospheric deposition has long been considered the key vector for the widespread contamination of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, some scientists are focusing on another potential source: subterranean flows of terrestrial groundwater.

Source: ES&T, 06/23/2009

"The War Over Waxman-Markey"

"A long-awaited vote on the Waxman-Markey climate bill, expected this week or early next month, has environmentalists teetering at the edge of existential crisis. Some believe the bill is so deeply flawed it might actually make matters worse; disillusionment with the bill is causing fierce recriminations within the environmental movement and has led to a knockdown, drag-out fight within the Sierra Club."

Source: Mother Jones, 06/23/2009

"Ozone Solution Poses a Growing Climate Threat"

"A group of chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons, long hailed as a substitute for gases that can destroy the ozone layer, are now seen as a growing greenhouse threat given their outsize ability to warm the atmosphere."

Source: NYTimes, 06/23/2009

Large 'Dead Zone' Predicted For Gulf

Scientists are forecasting that the pollution-caused 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico this summer could be one of the largest on record.

Source: SPX, 06/23/2009