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Phytoplankton

Ocean Algae Can Evolve When Faced With Climate Change

Reuters | Alistair Doyle | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

By Alistair Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life m...

Fossils Suggest Global Warming Gambit Probably Wouldn't Work

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Science

During Earth's last ice age, iron dust dumped into the ocean fertilized the garden of the sea, feeding a plankton bloom that soaked up carbon dioxide...

Oceans Storing More Carbon Than Previously Thought

Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Brian Kahn: Oceans cover about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, and act as an important carbon sink. However, each part ...

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Rising Ocean Temps Threaten The Ocean Food Chain

Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Of all the plants and animals facing a potentially dire future because of climate change, a study relea...

What Are Whales Telling Us About the Earth?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It's time to end the whale hunt and grant amnesty to these magnificent creatures that are helping us survive on our planet -- by determining how quickly global warming is occurring.

Your Life Depends Upon This Tiny Plant

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Bill McKibben: Have We Already Destroyed The Oceans?

New York Review Of Books | Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What may turn out to be the summer's most important news story (and just possibly the millennium's) didn't make the pages of the Times. A study in Nat...