Pollution triples mercury levels in ocean surface waters, study finds

clock

Toxic metal threatens marine life as it accumulates faster in shallow layers than in deep sea due to human activity

The amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world's oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activities, a new study has found, with potentially damaging implications for marine life...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Biodiversity

Old Hammer Pond on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, a pioneering rewilding estate comprising 1400 ha of former arable and dairy farm land. Credit: Marathon

Poll reveals overwhelming support for rewilding

YouGov survey finds more than four fifths of people would support efforts to rewild more of the UK

James Murray
clock 20 January 2022 • 2 min read
Start-up Xlinks is planning to build an inteconnector between Morocco and the UK | Credit: Xlinks

'Green Cold War': Why insurers and businesses should prepare for net zero geopolitical tensions

Net zero transition will be characterised by competition as much as cooperation, and as such insurers should gear up to underwrite 'systematically important assets' that could be foundation of cooperation between countries, report warns

Cecilia Keating
clock 19 January 2022 • 5 min read
Lolly Adefope (left) and Robert Webb (right) recently starred in a green pension short film series | Credit: Make My Money Matter

Net zero committed pensions pass £1tr milestone

Make My Money Matter campaign announces that pension provides with £1tr in assets under management now have 'robust' net zero pledges in place

James Murray
clock 19 January 2022 • 2 min read