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As ice melts, biodiversity is lost

The NOMIS project Vanishing Glaciers — What Else Besides Water Is Lost? has been featured in an advertorial published in Science.

NOMIS researcher Tom J. Battin is leading the Vanishing Glaciers project.

“Glaciers are melting fast. Yet rising sea levels are not the only existential threat created by glacier water—glacier-fed streams maintain some of the largest river networks on this planet and are a source of drinking water for millions of people in the lowlands. But Tom Battin, professor of environmental sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), wonders, “What else do we lose besides water?” The Vanishing Glaciers project he leads involves an international team of researchers from Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United States, and Saudi Arabia, and aims to answer this question. Supported by the NOMIS Foundation, Battin’s team has cruised the roof of the planet, reaching the highest peaks with flowing waters to ‘unlock the secrets of the microbial life that flows from glaciers.'”

Science/AAAS has been a NOMIS partner since 2021, when together they established the NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award.

Continue reading the Science advertorial: As ice melts, biodiversity is lost

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