Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are claiming success in perfecting a method that can transform...
Dec 23 2013, 11:26am CST
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ State environmental officials are reminding New Yorkers not to use lawn fertilizers that contain phosphorus. New York law prohibits the use of phosphorus fertilizers on lawns unless the lawn is being established or if a soil test shows that it is needed. The state law does not affect agricultural fertilizer or fertilizer for gardens. Phosphorus can encourage the growth of algae in ponds and lakes, which is bad for drinking ...
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1 day ago, 5:53am CDT
Source: Science Daily
Biologists have shown that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes, corals, ...
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Jul 3 2014, 1:24pm CDT
Source: ABC-KMBC Kansas City
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued blue-green algae warnings and advisories for seven lakes in the state, including three where wading, swimming and skiing should be pr ...
Full article at: ABC-KMBC Kansas City
Jun 21 2014, 2:40pm CDT
This really isn’t as much of a stretch as it sounds. It’s just a matter connecting the dots in ways that might seem counterintuitive.Start with algae – pond scum – and end with solar panels. In the middle is a series of connections made by researchers at Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) that demonstrates how algae, which rely on sunlight to achieve photosynthesis, are able to survive in low-light environments.The algae do it ...
Full article at: OilPrice.com
Jun 19 2014, 4:07pm CDT
When it comes to discussions about energy and climate, the focus is nearly always on technology. We wonder whether coal can be cleaned and solar panels made efficient, if there might be a breakthrough in algae biofuels or carbon storage. In short, we think about about hardware. Yet another area of innovation, traditionally unglamorous and overl ...
Full article at: Wired
Jun 9 2014, 5:35am CDT
The New York Times has an interesting article on the efforts to make bio fuel from algae. An Indian tribe called the...
Aug 20 2009, 4:00am CDT