Your sunscreen is threat to marine life

Sunscreens give protection to the human skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and are almost a necessity among the beach goers - but at the cost to the environment.

Iron-rich melting ice sheets could slow global warming

As forests disappear and ice melts, concerns over climate change continue to rise but scientists have now discovered a new source of oceanic "bio-available" iron that could help buffer the effects of global warming.

Subarctic lakes drying up at fastest rates since last 200 years

A new study suggests that subarctic lakes are drying up at a rate that has not been witnesses in 200 years.

Warmer oceans to hit carbon soaking organisms

Warmer oceans could significantly hit the population of phytoplankton, micro-organisms that soak up carbon, says a study.

Sea-snot blizzard ‘caused by Gulf spill’

Researchers say that ‘sea snot’—sticky clumps of phytoplankton – have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Phytoplankton bloom in Indian Ocean driven by diatoms

In a new research, scientists have found that the large-scale autumn bloom of microscopic marine algae known as phytoplankton in the southwest Indian Ocean was driven by diatoms in 2005, not by nitrogen-fixing blue-green algae.