Toxins from Greenland's melting ice may be cleaned up by bacteria
As our climate continues to warm, the ice sheets in the Arctic, including on Greenland, are melting faster than anywhere else in the world. This is contributing to rising sea levels, and changing ocean conditions. But there's another, more insidious hazard here: the release of toxic pollutants that until very recently have been locked up in Arctic ice.
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Paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters, Contamination of the Arctic reflected in microbial metagenomes from the Greenland ice sheet