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A view from the top of the Elliot Glacier Mt. Hood
Looking down from the top of the Elliot Glacier, Mt. Hood, Oregon. Photo courtesy of T. Sedell

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  • Glacial lake hides bacteria. This article highlights the published work of a geomicrobiology research team led by Eric Gaidos from the University of Hawaii and Brian Lanoil, from the University of California, Riverside. This group reports the identification of bacteria from an Icelandic sub-glacial lake, and how the collection and description of these microorganisms...(more info)

  • Research Team Discovers First Evidence of Microbes Living in a Rock Glacier.This NSF press release reports that scientists have discovered evidence of microbial activity in a rock glacier high above tree line in the Rocky Mountains, a barren environment...(more info)

  • New Signs of Polar Life.Scientists with the British Antarctic Survey have found a remarkably robust colony of plants photosynthesizing from a rocky haven that can best be compared to various Mars analogues.(more info)

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