Scientists discovered dangerous pink ice in the Italian Alps. Researchers say it poses a potential threat and may accelerate the melting of glaciers. The Guardian writes about the discovery.
According to science, specific plants give the pink color to ice and snow in these areas. It is similar to the plants found in Greenland.
We are talking about the Ancylonema nordenskioeldii. It negatively affects the process by which the sun reflects ice into the atmosphere. As a result, the ice absorbs heat and melts faster than usual.
Scientists say that these plants appear as a result of human actions and pollution.