Algae, thrilled about a warming climate, is making Greenland melt faster

Arctic algae are one life form for whom climate change is great news. They thrive in warmer temperatures, and are flourishing beyond old boundaries as more of the icy far north becomes climatically hospitable.

But as algae grows over ice, it reduces how much light the ice can reflect. Like wearing black clothes in the summertime, the darkened ice absorbs more energy from the sun, heating more easily and melting more severely. New research published this week in Geophysical Research Letters...

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