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Climate change turning Antarctica’s snow green

Antartica green algae

London, UKReuters Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. Warming temperatures due to climate change are helping the formation and spread of “green snow” and it is becoming so prolific in places that it is even visible from space, […]

Melting glaciers threaten Asia’s drought buffer, scientists warn

Nepal Mt Everest

Tbilisi, GeorgiaThomson Reuters Foundation Countries from India to Kazakhstan are far more dependent on melting glaciers for water than previously thought, particularly in summer droughts, scientists said on Wednesday, warning that rising temperatures were threatening supply. Each summer, the 95,000 glaciers in the mountain region spanning from Kyrgyzstan’s Alai range to the Himalayas produce enough […]