Using a new measure of the health of phytoplankton in the world's oceans made possible by data from NASA's Aqua satellite, scientists have discovered new regions where marine ecosystems are under stress. Worldwide, phytoplankton play a key role in the food chain of marine fisheries and the balance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The new results on the health and growth habits of marine plants will help scientists improve their ability to predict how Earth may respond to future changes in climate.
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Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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