Connect to share and comment

U.N. clinches global deal on cutting mercury emissions

Thomson ReutersEnlarge
(/GlobalPost)

GENEVA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - More than 140 countries have reached a deal to reduce emissions of mercury after all-night talks in Geneva, the spokesman for the U.N. Environment Programme said on Saturday.

"A treaty to start to begin to rid the world of a notorious health-hazardous metal was agreed in the morning of Jan. 19," Nick Nuttall told Reuters. (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/un-clinches-global-deal-cutting-mercury-emissions