COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Scientists Unlock Record of Ecosystem Changes Frozen in World's Glaciers
Description: New clues about how Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution have been uncovered. Until now they were locked away, frozen in the ice of glaciers. Scientists found that the organic matter in glacier outflows stems largely from human activities. Glacier ecosystems cover ten percent of the Earth, yet how carbon moves through these ecosystems isn't completely understood. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 2/19/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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