Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

Business Nov 28, 2019

Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks. Activist ...

National Feb 3, 2016

Japan joins Minamata convention against mercury pollution

Japan on Tuesday became the 23rd country to join the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international pollution treaty on the toxic metal that requires approval by 50 countries for it to take effect. The convention describes mercury as "a chemical of global concern." It aims ...

NASA's Messenger orbiter slams into Mercury

World / Science & Health May 1, 2015

NASA's Messenger orbiter slams into Mercury

NASA's pioneering Messenger spacecraft ended its four-year study of the planet Mercury on Thursday by crashing into the planet's surface, scientists said. Flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland earlier estimated that Messenger, traveling at more than 8,700 mph (14,000 ...

NASA spacecraft on collision course with Mercury

World / Science & Health Apr 17, 2015

NASA spacecraft on collision course with Mercury

A NASA spacecraft that made surprising discoveries of ice and other materials on Mercury will crash on the planet around April 30, scientists said on Thursday. The Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER, probe has been circling the innermost planet of the ...