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As parts of Antarctica experience warmer weather, the snow is turning green. The colour is caused by blooms of algae which grow on the slushy snow, nourished by the nutrients in penguin droppings. Scientists discovered the blooms on satellite…
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Some Northern parts of the 'White Continent' are turning red as high temperatures cause brightly coloured algal blooms. Although it's not a unique phenomenon, this 'raspberry' snow is another indication of the pressures on Antarctica's delicate…
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