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Glacial ice on Italy's Alps turns a shade of pink due to algae, leads to concerns of melting
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Glacial ice on Italy's Alps turns a shade of pink due to algae, leads to concerns of melting

Normally ice reflects more than 80 percent of the sun's radiation, however, because the algae absorb the heat and the ice starts to melt faster.

Green blooms: Patches of Antarctica’s snow is turning green with algae due to global warming
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Green blooms: Patches of Antarctica’s snow is turning green with algae due to global warming

When the algae bloom in a large area simultaneously, it turns the snow bright green and it can be spotted from space.

Ocean calls: Dead coral reefs are beings saved one musical number at a time
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Ocean calls: Dead coral reefs are beings saved one musical number at a time

A healthy coral reef is very noisy, with swimming fishes, crackling shrimps and this attracts other fish.

Ocean in Chennai bleeds blue with bioluminescence algae, points to water's poor health
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Ocean in Chennai bleeds blue with bioluminescence algae, points to water's poor health

They bloom in areas where there is (an) oxygen deficit, and high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus.

Several living organisms are neither animals nor plants, defy traditional ways of classification
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Several living organisms are neither animals nor plants, defy traditional ways of classification

Mesodinium chamaeleon, a strange green creature found in Denmark that lives at the bottom of the sea, is causing researchers to rethink traditional ways of classifying living organisms.

Largest seaweed bloom yet stretches 8,850 km from West Africa to Gulf of Mexico
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Largest seaweed bloom yet stretches 8,850 km from West Africa to Gulf of Mexico

Researchers do not know the exact reason for their growth but they hypothesis that it caused due to an increase in nutrients.

Algae-powered bioreactor on space station could be oxygen, food source for astronauts
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Algae-powered bioreactor on space station could be oxygen, food source for astronauts

Astronauts are yet to try it in a meal but can definitely survive on it for protein if required.

Researchers develop micro-robots which diagnose and deliver drugs in remote areas of human body
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Researchers develop micro-robots which diagnose and deliver drugs in remote areas of human body

The robots, which measured about the size of a blood cell, were guided magnetically to sites in the stomach of rats.

Algae based lithium-ion batteries can soon power electric vehicles
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Algae based lithium-ion batteries can soon power electric vehicles

Inexpensive and energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries from fossilised remains of single-celled algae called diatoms can soon power electric vehicles, a team of researcher has found.

400,000 residents in US city told that their water is polluted with toxins
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400,000 residents in US city told that their water is polluted with toxins

Chemists testing water at the city's treatment plant "had two sample readings for microcystin in excess of the recommended 'DO NOT DRINK' 1 microgram per liter standard," the City of Toledo said in a statement