Forget What You’ve Heard: Oil and Gas Are Actually “Renewable” Resources

We’ve been taught that fossil fuels, like oil and natural gas, formed hundreds of millions of years ago. Prehistoric animals that once roamed the earth died. From the buried remains of these animals as well as plants, a natural decomposition process took place that required eons of Continue reading Forget What You’ve Heard: Oil and Gas Are Actually “Renewable” Resources

Analysis tracks origins of algal light sensors to a shared ancestor one billion years ago

Researchers determined the origin of a group of protein-based light sensors in land plants and a series of related phytoplankton by sequencing and comparing RNA in these genomes.

Marine phytoplankton are considered responsible for roughly half of the global Continue reading Analysis tracks origins of algal light sensors to a shared ancestor one billion years ago

Climate change disrupts Arabian Sea with little-known, voracious plankton

Dead zones, or marine areas with levels of dissolved oxygen so low few things can exist, are becoming increasingly common as climate changes and soaring pollution from human populations combine to put record stress on waterways. This trend is alarming in most places, because marine life Continue reading Climate change disrupts Arabian Sea with little-known, voracious plankton

Valensa introduces 1,3 Beta Glucan for immune health

Orlando, FL-based Valensa International has announced that it will formulate and market to the human health market a proprietary, new form of beta glucan for immune support. Called IMMUNUM™ PRO, the new ingredient is a harvested Euglena algae that delivers >65% 1,3 beta glucan by weight – the highest level Continue reading Valensa introduces 1,3 Beta Glucan for immune health