Human-driven pollution alters the environment even underground
Littoral caves and grottos, Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia.
The Monte Conca cave system on the island of Sicily is a vast system of springs and pools, sitting below a nature preserve. It might be presumed to be one of the few places untouched by human-driven pollution.
But new research published by a USF microbiology and geoscience team has found that even below ground, the Monte Conca cave system show signs of being altered by pollution from above…