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Newsletter Digest: Global warming ‘undeniable’, phytoplankton decline, affectionate mums

Peter Griffin posted in on July 30th, 2010.

More “undeniable evidence” The State of the Climate 2009 report, released this week by the US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),  confirms not only that the world is warming, but that the last decade has been the warmest on record. In the wake of the Muir Russell review’s recent exoneration of UEA climate scientists, […]

Marine phytoplankton in decline for past century

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 29th, 2010.

Global stocks of phytoplankton — the foundation of the marine food web, and drivers of the ‘biological pump’ that sequesters carbon in the deep ocean — have been falling for last hundred years, according to a study published today in the journal Nature. The study suggests phytoplankton have declined by nearly 40 per cent since […]

Stuff: Vast plankton bloom off New Zealand

Peter Griffin posted in on October 29th, 2009.

A huge bloom of phytoplankton has been spotted off the east coast of New Zealand by satellite photography. The photos were released by NASA on October 25, and show how the differing types of phytoplankton (plankton which photosynthesize) change the way the sea reflects light, resulting in differing shades of blue and green.  The bloom, […]

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