KU students grow algae for biofuel, cleaner water

KU’s “Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative” is working on a project that starts with algae. Researchers are demonstrating how community wastewater operations can add a large-scale, algae-growing facility that will not only return cleaner air and water back to nature, but also Continue reading KU students grow algae for biofuel, cleaner water

20 Great Lakes Mayors Ask State and Federal Governments to Step Up On Algae

Twenty mayors from Great Lakes cities in both the United States and Canada met in Chicago this week to discuss how to ensure their residents will have safe water to drink. The summit was convened following a toxic algae bloom that shut down drinking water for more Continue reading 20 Great Lakes Mayors Ask State and Federal Governments to Step Up On Algae

World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

Decades of research and billions of dollars spent to understand the causes of toxic algae blooms and oxygen-starved aquatic dead zones around the world have produced more scientific knowledge but achieved few results to solve two of the most dangerous threats Continue reading World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

Sick Sea Lions Could Help Researchers Find New Drugs for Humans, Wildlife

Harmful algal blooms occur when certain types of algae grow out of control and release toxic substances that damage fish, shellfish, birds, marine mammals and humans. In California, sea lions are the most commonly affected and the problem, scientists say, is getting worse. Continue reading Sick Sea Lions Could Help Researchers Find New Drugs for Humans, Wildlife