West Valley cities provide fish for recreation, environment

[16th May, 2014] Fishing is a popular urban sport in the West Valley and cities pay to provide fish for anglers, but some fish are put in lakes to keep ecosystems healthy. Anglers fishing for sport and relaxation in urban lakes in the West Valley are able to do so largely because cities throughout the region pay to stock those lakes with fish… Continue reading West Valley cities provide fish for recreation, environment

Indian River Lagoon returning to health as outbreaks of algae subside

[16th May, 2014] Fishermen and scientists are cautiously optimistic about encouraging things they’re seeing in the trouble-plagued Indian River Lagoon system this spring. At this point, no major algae blooms are present and the water is “pretty clear.”…

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Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Changes Name to Green Plains Inc

[16th May, 2014] Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. GPRE +4.91% announced today that it has changed its name to Green Plains Inc. to reflect the continued diversification of the Company’s operations. The name change was approved by the Company’s shareholders at its annual meeting on May 14, 2014… Continue reading Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Changes Name to Green Plains Inc

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

[16th May, 2014] Fluorescent microcompartments (green) in chloroplasts (red). The chloroplasts, the site of photosynthesis, are colored red due to chlorophyll autofluorescence. The microcompartments are labeled with a green fluorescent protein. (Myat Lin)

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population,… Continue reading Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

Water jet turned off after blue-green algae outbreak in Lake Burley Griffin

[16th May, 2014] The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will remain off indefinitely after high levels of blue-green algae were detected in Lake Burley Griffin. Swimming at Yarralumla Beach, Yarralumla Bay and Weston Park East has also been banned. Blue-green algae is known to cause skin irritation, and… Continue reading Water jet turned off after blue-green algae outbreak in Lake Burley Griffin