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Antartica’s Tipping Point

Antarctica’s ice sheets are projected to hit a tipping point that could drastically raise our sea levels if we sustain our levels of carbon dioxide emissions. Our sea levels would rise by more than 4 feet by the end of … Continue reading

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Glacial Melting and ‘Watermelon Snow”

According to recent measurements taken on Alaska’s Harding Icefield, an algae species is responsible for about a sixth of the snow melting in algae tinged areas. A microbe called¬†Chlamydomonas nivalis grows on glaciers and causes their snow to turn a … Continue reading

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