Andean ice cap yields signs of 16th-century pollution

February 10, 2015 5:28 PM

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Andean ice cap yields signs of 16th-century pollution

Traces of pollution carried from a colonial silver mine hundreds of miles away wound up trapped in the ice, suggesting that the Industrial Era's impacts on the planet began earlier than previously thought in some parts of the world.

Traces of air pollution from 16th-century Spanish silver mines were discovered deep inside an ice cap in the Peruvian Andes, scientists announced today (Feb. 9).

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