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Scientists Match Pollution in Greenland’s Ice Sheet to Events from Ancient Greece and Rome

Submitted by Gizmodo on May 16, 2018 - 3:20pm

We tend to associate industrial pollution with the modern era, but human civilizations have been contaminating the planet for thousands of years. By drilling deep into Greenland’s ice sheet, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has chronicled the industrial waste produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans over a…

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