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140 Countries Vow to Cut Toxic Mercury Release

Ben Barber | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Ben Barber

More than 140 countries meeting in Geneva last month signed off on a pact to curb the release of toxic mercury around the world by giant coal-burning power plants as well as 13 million poor artisanal gold miners.

We Need a Mercury Treaty With Teeth

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

We need a mercury treaty that actually reduces global mercury pollution. A treaty that fails to include mandatory mercury reductions overall will dishonor the victims of Minamata disease and accelerate mercury poisoning across the globe.

US Reverses Policy, Signs International Mercury Pact

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the wake of several scary mercury stories -- reminders that the toxic metal is all around us like the revelation that it's in high fructose corn sy...