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Just 1% of frozen pathogens released from Earth’s melting ice could wreak havoc on planet, study says

The release of just 1 per cent of pathogens trapped in the planet’s melting ice could pose a real risk of damage to the Earth’s ecosystems and potentially threaten human health, according to a new study.

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The microbes that could protect grapevines from climate change

Grapes – and the wine industry that relies upon them – are threatened by extreme weather events like heatwaves, but spraying them with marine microbes could help them adapt.
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Some oceans are becoming greener thanks to climate change

More than half of the world’s ocean has changed colors in the past 20 years, a phenomenon that is likely driven by climate change, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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The foul chartreuse sea

Researchers in Kotzebue, Alaska, are investigating why their town is increasingly playing host to harmful cyanobacteria.
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Windfall Bio comes out of stealth with methane-eating microbes

Josh Silverman has worked with methane and specifically methane-eating microbes for years, and now he wants to leverage these microbes for climate good.
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Sagarmatha microbes may survive harsh conditions for decades

Researchers have found microbes on Mount Everest that can survive harsh winds and conditions at some of the world’s highest elevations. The research comes at a time when scientists say melting glaciers and permafrost could reawaken viruses and bacteria as the climate warms.