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Plankton Generating Oceanic Cloud Cover

Atmospheric scientists from Georgia Tech have reported that emissions from phytoplankton can dramatically alter cloud formation over oceans, adding a new and important variable into the climate change equation. Reporting their findings in Science Express, the researchers admitted they stumbled upon the phytoplankton-cloud connection accidentally. “While looking at satellite pictures, I noticed that cloud properties […]

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Fertilization Of Phytoplankton Not A Solution For CO2 Removal

The idea of fertilizing the ocean with iron to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere gained momentum in the 1980s. Ocean scientists saw potential for a low-cost method for reducing greenhouse gases and possibly enhancing fisheries. Plankton take-up carbon in surface waters during photosynthesis, creating a bloom that other animals feed upon. Carbon from the […]

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