Microbial Life in Cold Environments General Collection
Looking down from the top of the Elliot Glacier, Mt. Hood, Oregon. Photo courtesy of T. Sedell
Life Amidst Glaciers Thrives and Survives:The web-based news article "Life Amidst Glaciers Thrives and Survives" published on Space.com reports on a study showing that life can not only survive beneath tons of ice at the dark, near-freezing junctions between glaciers and Earth...(more info)
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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