Earth's polar regions communicate via oceanic 'postcards,' atmospheric 'text messages'
From the 11.29.18 Issue
Scientists have documented a two-part climatic connection between the North Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica, a fast atmospheric channel and a much slower oceanic one, that caused rapid changes in climate during the last ice age - and may again.
Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too
From the 11.28.18 Issue
Scientists have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources to survive and grow--meaning the newly identified bacteria might be helping to limit the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and might one day be useful for cleaning up oil spills.