Seabird Poop Is a Force of Nature

On planet Earth, nothing goes to waste; everything serves a purpose — including seabird poop.

Between the months of May and September, tens of millions of migratory seabirds converge on the Arctic where they eat, breed and cake the cliff sides with guano. Over time, the nitrogen in seabird droppings breaks down into ammonia, and it’s estimated that colonies emit some 40,000 tons of it into the atmosphere every year.

Now, a team of researchers working in the Canadian Arctic says summert

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