Mercury rising? Potential mercury methylation in two California rivers

Gold mining in California in the 19th century was a boon for the state’s economy but not so much for the environment. Mining left a protracted legacy that impacts the natural landscape even today. Mercury, used in the gold extraction process, has been detected throughout the Lower Yuba/Feather River system in the state’s Central Valley, and its presence could prove dangerous to local wildlife. —> Read More