mercury poisoning

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.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.18
Health

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.
VICE News
6.9.16
americas

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.
Simeon Tegel
5.24.16
COLOMBIA

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.
VICE News
5.24.16
environment

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.
VICE News
5.17.16
environment

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.
Alasdair Baverstock
10.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Those Cute Little Sparrows Are Also Harbingers of Death

Scientists have discovered Nelson's Sparrows make a good indicator of wetland mercury contamination.
Austin Considine
2.14.13
Motherboard Blog

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.
Daniel Stuckey
9.19.12