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Meanwhile, Antarctica's snow is turning green

An increase in temperature has caused blooms of algae to multiply in the Antarctic. Image: Unsplash/Patrick Wittke

Frank Jacobs
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Snow algae bloom, Anchorage Island, 26 January 2018.
The visibly green algae in the Antartic. Image: Nature Communications
On the left: overview of the locations of individual blooms (red triangles indicate ground validation sites, cyan ones indicate field validation sites). Top right: satellite image from a validation site on Anchorage Island. Bottom right: exact location of green snow algae sites.
Where to find the blooms of algae. Image: Nature Communications
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