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A new article has been posted to Vermont eBird.

<http://www.ebird.org/VINS/news/songbirdhg.html>New Study Reveals Mercury
in Unexpected Places in the Northeast

Groundbreaking research conducted over the past 5 years by more than 50
scientists, including VINS Conservation Biologists Chris Rimmer and Kent
McFarland, have yielded surprising insights on the extent of mercury
pollution across the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada . From lakes to
mountaintop forests, data were painstakingly collected on air, water, fish,
birds, and other wildlife at thousands of locations. The comprehensive
research reveals that not only is mercury loading higher and more pervasive
than previously reported by the EPA, but it has been documented in some
unexpected places. One of the project's most significant discoveries is the
presence of mercury in terrestrial, mountain-dwelling songbirds like the
Bicknell's Thrush.

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