The delicate nutrient balance on our coasts

Nitrogen is a critical nutrient for the growth of photosynthetic microscopic marine organisms known as phytoplankton. Just like you and I need a proper balance of vitamins and minerals in our diet, these microscopic organisms need a proper diet of vitamins to grow and survive. In a normal boom-and-bust life cycle of plankton, growth is … Continue reading The delicate nutrient balance on our coasts

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New York 2140: A novelist’s vision of a drowned city that still never sleeps

Climate fiction: A novel describes New Yorkers keeping on even after 50 feet of sea-level rise next century. http://www.shutterstock.comRobert Kopp, Rutgers University Earth’s climate system is replete with potential surprises, and the climate science community tends to be conservative when projecting future changes. The world also suffers from a creative deficit in imagining the human … Continue reading New York 2140: A novelist’s vision of a drowned city that still never sleeps