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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tuna's Declining Mercury Contamination Linked to U.S. Shift Away from Coal - Scientific American

The larger concern, Selin notes, is Trump's plan to abandon the Obama administration's major climate change initiatives. These initiatives include the Clean Power Plan, which would set a gradually decreasing national limit on carbon pollution from electric utilities, and the recently signed 2016 Paris agreement, in which 193 nations committed themselves to individual limits on carbon pollution. The U.S. is also party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a treaty designed to reduce mercury emissions worldwide that is likely to go into effect in 2017.  (The name comes from Minamata, Japan, site of one of the most horrifying environmental disasters of the 20th century, with severe birth defects and other disorders resulting from mercury contamination in seafood.)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tunas-declining-mercury-contamination-linked-to-u-s-shift-away-from-coal/

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