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ESS Wed Seminar: "Mercury in the Critical Zone: A Global Problem with Few Global Solutions" Postdoctoral Scholar Justin Richardson, Dept of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

Date and Time: 
May 24, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:20pm
Y2E2 Building, Room 111
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
(650) 724-4739
Event Sponsor: 
Department of Earth System Science

Mercury (Hg) is a global contaminant that can be harmful to the health of humans and wildlife. The Critical Zone, the area from the tree tops down to the bottom of cycling groundwater, is important for the sequestration of Hg, particularly forest soils. Rising pressures on natural resources and nationalistic policies are potential threats to global actions to limit Hg emissions and promotion of Hg sequestration in the Critical Zone.