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Green snow in Antarctica: that’s why it happens

The snow in the Antarctic is turning green. And that’s not cool. At least not According to a recent CNN report because it is said that green snow is caused by blooming algae. And these blooming algae are caused by rising temperatures and are likely to spread with advancing climate change. Scientists are said to have used satellite data collected …

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Antarctica has green snow due to the warming temperatures

SHUT DOWN In summer, parts of the Antarctic turn light green, while algae bloom over the surface of the melting snow. Buzz60 Antarctica’s snow is turning green and scientists say climate change could be to blame. According to a study published in the peer-reviewed Nature Communications, microscopic algal blooms above the snow surface are slowly turning the wintry, white Antarctic …

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Climate change is leading to an increase in green snow in Antarctica

The satellite data collected between 2017 and 2019, combined with measurements on the ground over two summers in Antarctica, enabled scientists to map the microscopic algae as they bloomed over the snow on the Antarctic Peninsula. Warming temperatures could create more “habitable” environments for the algae where wet snow must grow, researchers told CNN. Green snow algae are microscopic when …

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Climate change that turns the snow green of Antarctica

Parts of the Antarctic Peninsula change color to “green snow” caused by blooming algae. London: Antarctica conjures up images of an unbroken white wilderness, but algal blooms give parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green sheen. Warming temperatures due to climate change contribute to the formation and spread of “green snow” and are so productive in places that, according …

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Harmful algal blooms in the Arabian Sea, driven by shrinking snow caps

Noctiluca blooms in the Arabian Sea from space. Photo credit: Norman Kuring / NASA Climate-related changes are disrupting fishing and desalination plants. Problems can affect other regions. A uniquely resilient organism that was virtually unknown 20 years ago in the Arabian Sea has grown and spread at an alarming rate, forming thick, foul-smelling green eddies and filaments that are even …

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Harmful algal blooms in the Arabian Sea, driven by shrinking snow caps

Noctiluca blooms in the Arabian Sea from space. Photo credit: Norman Kuring / NASA Climate-related changes are disrupting fishing and desalination plants. Problems can affect other regions. A uniquely resilient organism that was virtually unknown 20 years ago in the Arabian Sea has grown and spread at an alarming rate, forming thick, foul-smelling green eddies and filaments that are even …

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