Mercury Pollution

The ITER Tokamak fusion reactor will be nearly 30 meters tall, and weigh 23,000 tons. The very small man dressed in blue (bottom right) gives some idea of the machine's scale. The ITER Tokamak is made up of an estimated one million parts. / U.S. ITER

Matt’s Favorites: Tech Report Links, Fish Trouble, Fusion And More

So what’s the latest and greatest in science and technology? Well, first of all, you may have noticed that the Tech Report is shorter than normal in story count the past couple of days. That’s due to a glitch in our newsletter sending software that’s now being worked on by our tech wizards. In the meantime, never forget you can go straight to the Tech Report page and see all the stories we file every day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2013

UM doctoral candidate Laura Sherman collecting a precipitation sample at a study site in Florida. Sampling tripod includes funnels to collect precipitation and a tipping bucket rain gauge. Photo courtesy of James Barres

‘Fingerprinting’ Tracks Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plant

For the first time, the chemical “fingerprints” of the element mercury have been used by University of Michigan researchers to directly link environmental pollution to a specific coal-burning power plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Mercury Pollution — Nearly Forgotten, Not Gone

The scope and intensity of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region is much greater than previously reported, but additional mercury controls should bring needed improvement, according to a new summary of scientific research on the subject.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2011