That's Not Good
Climate Change Could Unleash Huge Amounts of Mercury From Permafrost
Turns out permafrost soil contains nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined.
Better Than Viagra: Colombia's Impotence Home Remedy
With miners using mercury in illegal gold mines, Colombia’s gold rush has led to some side effects on the population, including erectile dysfunction.
Peru Declares State of Emergency in Its Jungles Due to Rampant Mercury Poisoning
The environment ministry declared the emergency in 11 jungle districts near Peru's border with Brazil, after hair samples from local people revealed levels of mercury up to 16 times what is considered safe.
Poisoned by the Gold Rush
VICE News correspondent Monica Villamizar travels to Antioquia Department, Colombia, a hotbed of illegal gold mining, to investigate the poisonous side-effects of the gold rush.
Poisoned by the Gold Rush (Trailer)
Coming Soon: VICE News correspondent Monica Villamizar travels to Antioquia Department, Colombia, a hotbed of illegal gold mining, to investigate the poisonous side-effects of the gold rush.
Meet the Pork-Knockers of Guyana's Gold Rush
As the Guyanese government looks to crack down on DIY gold mining, the informal industry appears to be thriving — in spite of the huge health risks for freelance workers.
Those Cute Little Sparrows Are Also Harbingers of Death
Scientists have discovered Nelson's Sparrows make a good indicator of wetland mercury contamination.
Drones, Getaway Cars, and Saving the Planet: Louie Psihoyos Is the Real Life Steve Zissou
Yeah, we're about I'd say, 60% done with the new movie. You do your best to try to budget a documentary. But you zig and zag so much because, if you're doing a good job, you're not on script – (laughs) there really is no script.