Hints of Colonial Pollution Hidden in Andean Ice Cap

February 9, 2015 8:10 PM

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Hints of Colonial Pollution Hidden in Andean Ice Cap

In the north dome of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, scientists found evidence for human-caused air pollution that predates the Industrial Revolution by more than 200 years.

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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