Scientists test for toxins in algae-like substance growing in Lake Havasu

Quagga mussels feed on a variety of algae types in Lake Havasu, filtering the water for nutrients as they continue their invasion of the lake. But what’s bad for once species is almost certainly good for another.

And a potentially toxic algae-like Continue reading Scientists test for toxins in algae-like substance growing in Lake Havasu

AWWA president to Congress: Pollution reduction key to cyanotoxins prevention

In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association President John Donahue stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with reducing Continue reading AWWA president to Congress: Pollution reduction key to cyanotoxins prevention

Peer Review: Eleanore O’Neil ’15 Raises Chickens on Energy-Efficient Feed

In the next fifty years, the world’s population will continue to expand, as will its need for basic supplies such as food and energy. Eleanore O’Neil ’15, an animal science major, researches the diets of commercial chickens in the lab of Prof. Xin Gen Lei, animal science, to combat these important global issues. Continue reading Peer Review: Eleanore O’Neil ’15 Raises Chickens on Energy-Efficient Feed