17 Mar '12, 10pm

Greening the Princess Astrid Coast: Is it colored ice, a plankton bloom, both, or neither?

Greening the Princess Astrid Coast: Is it colored ice, a plankton bloom, both, or neither?

A few weeks ago, NASA’s Terra satellite flew over East Antarctica and detected swirls of green amidst the ice off the Princess Astrid Coast. For three weeks since, we have been trying to figure out what Terra saw in this remote region of the world’s most remote continent. The natural color image above was acquired by Terra’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on February 27, 2012. Green shading in an otherwise blue ocean usually indicates a bloom of phytoplankton, plant-like organisms that turn sunlight into biomass. Phytoplankton are the center of the ocean food web, feeding everything from krill to penguins to whales. Reviewing the satellite image, Stanford University marine biologist Kevin Arrigo—who led NASA’s ICESCAPE research ship expeditions in 2010 and 2011—was skeptical of blooming ocean. “It doesn't look like a phytoplankton bloom to me,” he wr...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77425&s...

Tweets

The greening of Guinness

The greening of Guinness

greenbiz.com 17 Mar '12, 2pm

Guinness Stout is one of the world’s great beverages. It is the darkest of beers, as hearty and full-bodied as they come, ...

Ireland : Image of the Day #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Mar '12, 7am

It is easy to see from this true-color image why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle. Intense green vegetation, primarily g...

Goodbye East Coast Park McDonald's

todayonline.com 17 Mar '12, 9pm

SINGAPORE - It was a place where many Singaporeans had their first dates, break-ups, and birthday celebrations. Today, aft...

East Coast Park McDonald's to close its doors

East Coast Park McDonald's to close its doors

asiaone.com 18 Mar '12, 1am

SINGAPORE - The McDonald's outlet at Marine Cove in East Coast Park will close its doors at the stroke of midnight today. ...

New blog post: Goodbye East Coast Park McDonalds

blog.dk.sg 18 Mar '12, 4am

It’s kinda sad to see the place close down. I guess every Singaporean will miss that place once it is gone. It was like th...

SolarFeeds: West Coast Clean Energy Jobs = On Fire

SolarFeeds: West Coast Clean Energy Jobs = On Fire

solarfeeds.com 19 Mar '12, 12am

Energy Efficiency and Green Building – including the use of the “highest” green building standards for new and retrofitted...

Greening the Food Deserts of East Los Angeles —http://t.co/Z6Vz5EjT #LosAngeles #FoodDesert #HealthyFood #EastLosAngeles #MarketMakeover

Greening the Food Deserts of East Los Angeles —...

ecolocalizer.com 19 Mar '12, 2am

A couple of years ago we wrote about the social enterprise organization Public Matters , which is working to tackle the co...

West Coast Electric Highway plugs in on Oregon'...

green.autoblog.com 17 Mar '12, 9pm

West Coast Electric Highway Helps Kick the Gas Habit With First Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations Along Interstate 5...