Chinese plan to reconstruct city with urban farms powered by the sun, wind, and algae

China has drawn most of its modern technology from the West, but now, as the balance of power is starting to shift, China will have to innovate and start developing its own ideas. In a recent contest, the city of Shenzhen went looking for creative proposals for a financial district which would include Continue reading Chinese plan to reconstruct city with urban farms powered by the sun, wind, and algae

Scientists Want to Improve Photosynthesis, but is That a Good Idea?

A team of experts has discovered how to boost the efficiency of all plants, improving upon the age-old process of photosynthesis. But some critics are wary of this discovery, essentially standing by the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Continue reading Scientists Want to Improve Photosynthesis, but is That a Good Idea?

Blue-green algae found in more area waterways of Dalhousie Lake and Mississippi Lake

Blue-green algae, which could be toxic, has been found in the waters of Dalhousie Lake as well as Mississippi Lake, according to an aquatic biologist for the area’s conservation authority.

Blue-green algae, also known as Cyanobacteria, produce toxic compounds as they break down, which can be harmful and – at high levels and long exposures – potentially Continue reading Blue-green algae found in more area waterways of Dalhousie Lake and Mississippi Lake