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    There’s something cool about Arctic bird poop

    Seabird poop helps the Arctic keep its cool, new research suggests.

    The droppings release ammonia into the atmosphere, where it reacts with other chemicals in the air to form small airborne particles. Those particles form the heart of cloud droplets that reflect sunlight back into space, researchers propose November 15 in Nature Communications.

    Even though the poop’s presence...

    11/15/2016 - 12:11 Climate, Animals