Climate change is turning Antarctica green, study finds
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 Paris (AFP) May 20, 2020
Parts of the Antarctic Peninsula will change colour as "green snow" caused by blooming algae is expected to spread with increases in global temperatures, research showed Wednesday. Although often considered devoid of plant life, Antarctica is home to several types of algae, which grow on slushy snow and suck carbon dioxide from the air. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and
Algae blooms turn the snow bright green in relatively warmer areas of Antarctica during the summer, which can be seen from space, and scientists found the “green snow” will likely spread due to rising temperatures.
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