Physics-defying ocean critter’s ‘propeller’ caught on camera

"These incredibly abundant and ecologically-important marine animals have a neat trick to beat the physics of their environment..."

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: swimming oceans plankton science-and-technology locomotion

Super popular weed killer threatens biodiversity

Roundup, one of the world's most popular weed killers, can make ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change.

McGill University • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: evolution climate-change biodiversity agriculture pesticides plankton earth-and-environment

Ancient plankton hint at climate to come

Plankton fossils from the Pliocene, an era with CO2 levels similar to those today, may help scientist predict what's in store for our climate in the future.

U. Arizona • futurity
Aug. 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change fossils carbon-dioxide temperature plankton earth-and-environment

Oceans have a bunch of ways to lock away carbon

As a runaway climate scenario looms, scientists are hurrying to fully understand Earth's largest carbon sink: its oceans.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-dioxide oceans plankton earth-and-environment

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