Special News Package: Taming a Mercurial Element

David is a Deputy News Editor specializing in coverage of science policy, energy and the environment.

Mercury has beguiled people for centuries, but the heavy metal also poses serious health and environmental dangers. This week, three stories in Science examine issues surrounding the new Minamata Convention on Mercury, which aims to curb emissions of the dangerous toxin and jump-start research. But it also faces numerous obstacles.

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