Mercury in the Environment

USGS Mercury Intranet

The USGS mercury web page is a key gateway for the public to access mercury-related USGS information (web hits: 2012 2011). The web site is designed to be simple--a collection of links to your existing content, including USGS web pages that describe programs; reports; journal papers; meeting announcments; etc. For this site to be useful, we need you to help keep it up-to-date. The process is simple.

To add your new or updated content to the USGS mercury page, send an email to with the following information:

(1) Main heading under which your content belongs (New reports go under Featured Publications. See main headings at for other headings.

(2) Your "headline," such as abbreviated title of new publication; name of upcoming mercury conference; name of new program or study.

(3) The URL for your content. Examples:

  • URL for your program's or study's web site;
  • URL for your USGS report
  • URL to journal abstract (e.g. (which inlcudes link to the full article) Alternatively, URL to full journal paper, particularly if freely accessible.
  • Conference URLs. Note: if there is a mercury session at a larger conference, it is preferable to include the most mercury-specific URL possible. For example, the following specific links: Fall 2007 American Geophysical Union: Mercury Biogeochemistry in Wetlands Session I Session II Session III
    are preferred over the more general link: Fall 2007 American Geophysical Union (where the user would have to search to find mercury-related content)

(4) Featured Publications. are listed in reverse chronological order. After they are ~6-12 months old, listings will be removed (possibly moved to other pages herein, such as USGS Science Activities > Mercury Studies in your state

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