Windborne microbes shifting in the snows of the great ice sheet of Greenland may be able to neutralize some of the industrial contaminants oozing out of the melting ice.

Greenland is a long way off, and we tend to dismiss what happens there as not impacting us here — out of sight, out of mind, as they say. But the problem — and the possibility of microbial help — has significance for anyone on the planet.

Situated in the Arctic, the Greenland ice sheet is the biggest span of ice on the planet, outside of Antarctica. With a size approaching the state of Alaska, the sheet is about 660,000… more

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