February 19, 2014
by David Lennett
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Mercury Thermostats in Rhode Island

David Lennett, Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C. and Beijing
Last month, I wrote about a report estimating the number of mercury thermostats still in use in Illinois, and the number becoming waste annually, emphasizing the need to safel… Continue reading

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February 6, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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What’s Illinois going to do with 1.8 million old mercury thermostats?

They require proper waste disposal, since mercury contamination poses a serious environmental and personal health threat. Continue reading

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December 21, 2013
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Assumption about mercury in the Arctic overturned

A team of scientists from the U.S., Russia, and Canada has compared fish from two Russian rivers, the Lena and the Mezen, and found mercury concentrations to be much lower than expected. Continue reading

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September 11, 2013
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The eyes have it: How organic mercury can interfere with vision

Methylmercury compounds specifically target the central nervous system, and among the many effects of their exposure are visual disturbances, which were previously thought to be solely due to methylmercury-induced damage to the brain visual cortex. How… Continue reading

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August 25, 2013
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Ocean fish acquire more mercury at depth

Mercury accumulation in the ocean fish we eat tends to take place at deeper depths, in part because of photochemical reactions that break down organic mercury in well-lit surface waters, according to new research. More of this accessible organic mercur… Continue reading

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August 14, 2013
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A Picture is worth…. Best marketing of new lighting technology ever

From 1962, a major mercury hazard on display at an agricultural exhibition. Continue reading

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August 6, 2013
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New challenges for mercury cleanup

More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a new study. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges … Continue reading

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July 23, 2013
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No link between prenatal mercury exposure and autism-like behaviors found

The potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain — specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy — has long been the source of concern and some have argued that the chemical may be responsible for behavioral d… Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
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NASA releases images of Earth by two interplanetary spacecraft

Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the m… Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
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NASA interplanetary probes to take pictures of Earth

Two NASA spacecraft, one studying the Saturn system, the other observing Mercury, are maneuvering into place to take pictures of Earth on July 19 and 20. Continue reading

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July 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment

Environmental researchers have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment. So much mercury persists in surface reservoirs (soil, air, an… Continue reading

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July 5, 2013
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New insights into the early bombardment history on Mercury

Astronomers have studied the surface of Mercury to better understand if the plains were formed by volcanic flows or composed of material ejected from the planet’s giant impact basins. Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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NASA video gives unprecedented view of Mercury’s surface

The planet has never been seen in such detail before. Thanks to the MESSENGER probe, we can finally see what our neighbor closest to the sun actually looks like. Continue reading

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June 13, 2013
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How sharing equipment helps gold miners use mercury-free processing in Mongolia

In many ways, the biggest story in Mongolia right now is the story of mining. A new model for mercury-free mining can protect the environment and empower miners. Continue reading

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June 3, 2013
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Small-scale mercury-free gold mining in Mongolia

In many ways, the biggest story in Mongolia right now is the story of mining. A new model for mercury-free mining can protect the environment and empower miners. Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
by David Lennett
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California Issues Precedent Setting Rules to Collect Tons of Additional Mercury from Old Thermostats

David Lennett, Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C. and Beijing
Today, California is charting a path other states should follow to protect public health by adopting new rules promoting the recycling of old mercury thermostats that hang on … Continue reading

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May 6, 2013
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You are what (and where) you eat: Mercury pollution threatens Arctic foxes

New scientific results show that arctic foxes accumulate dangerous levels of mercury if they live in coastal habitats and feed on prey which lives in the ocean. Continue reading

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April 25, 2013
by David Lennett
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What Happens To Your Old Mercury Thermostat?

David Lennett, Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C. and Beijing
Do you live in an older building with a round thermostat on your wall? Millions of Americans do.
If you do, or if your thermostat is more than ten years old and not electronic… Continue reading

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April 8, 2013
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Higher mercury levels in humans associated with increased risk for diabetes

A new study found that higher levels of mercury exposure in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
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New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas

Tougher EPA air-quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation, according to a new study. Complying with stricter regulations on sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxide and me… Continue reading

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