Mercury from industrialized nations is polluting the Arctic – here's how it gets there
Polar bear on melting arctic ice (Shuttershock)

By Daniel Obrist, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell. ... tundra absorb mercury from the air, then transfer it to soil when they die. Paxson Woelber, CC BY Scientists have long understood that the Arctic is affected by mercury pollution,...