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Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red

Why the Last Snow on Earth May Be Red

SOURCE: The New Yorker DATE: September 21, 2017 SNIP: Every spring, in alpine regions around the world, one of Earth’s tiniest migrations takes place. The migrants are single-celled green algae; they are kin to seaweed, but instead of living in the sea they live in...
Antarctic Bottom Waters Freshening at Unexpected Rate

Antarctic Bottom Waters Freshening at Unexpected Rate

SOURCE: Scripps Institution of Oceanography DATE: February 1, 2017 SNIP: In the cold depths along the seafloor, Antarctic Bottom Waters are part of a global circulatory system, supplying waters rich in oxygen, carbon, and nutrients to the world’s oceans. Over the last...