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Scientists Discover a Polar Bear Subpopulation
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Scientists Discover a Polar Bear Subpopulation

The bears in Southeast Greenland are uniquely adapted to living where sea ice is scarce for much of the year.

Published Jun 17, 2022

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Phytoplankton Productivity Down in Gulf of Maine
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Phytoplankton Productivity Down in Gulf of Maine

New research shows that phytoplankton in the region are about 65 percent less productive than they were two decades ago.

Published Jun 7, 2022

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Chlorophyll
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Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is used by algae and other phytoplankton--the grass of the sea--to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into sugars. These maps show chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean, revealing where phytoplankton are thriving.

Jul 2002 — Apr 2022

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Vegetation
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Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Mar 2000 — Apr 2022

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EO On This Day
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EO On This Day

In honor of our site anniversary, we offer a selection of some of the most beautiful, newsworthy, interesting, and scientifically important images from 23 years online — one image for each day of the calendar year.

Published Apr 26, 2022

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