Seabird Poop Could Help Save Arctic Sea Ice
The guano reacts with other chemicals and can send the sun's rays back into space.By Lindsey Pulse | November 20, 2016
Seabird poop could help save melting Arctic ice.
A team of atmospheric scientists noted a high concentration of ammonia in the air surrounding the Canadian Arctic during the summertime. Around that same time of year, millions of birds flock to the area to breed.
So the researchers decided to mimic the chemicals in bird guano and found ammonia from seabird poop can keep temperatures cooler in the Arctic.