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Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Claire Asher | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.
Ocean Microbes Alter Skies?
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 21, 2015
Satellite data suggest aerosols from bacteria and phytoplankton seed dense, highly reflective clouds.
Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2015
Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.
Complexities of Carbon Lowering
Joe Turner | Dec 2, 2014
Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2014
A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.
Chris Palmer | Jun 24, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Science on Ice
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 2, 2013
Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists studying the Arctic Ocean aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker discover one of the largest phytoplankton blooms ever recorded—beneath sea ice.