EPA awards over $17M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to address algal blooms

CHICAGO, IL, March 27, 2015 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $17 million to fund projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff Continue reading EPA awards over $17M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to address algal blooms

2011 Sri Lanka red rain caused by European species of alga: experts

The red rain that occurred in parts of Kerala and Sri Lanka in 2011 was caused by the aerial dispersal of algal spores from Europe to the Indian subcontinent, scientists have reported.

A team of scientists from the Central University of Punjab; SB College, Changanassery; SN College, Kollam; Continue reading 2011 Sri Lanka red rain caused by European species of alga: experts

Algal Scientific Announces New Solution to Meet Industry Demand for Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Plymouth, Michigan (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 – Algal Scientific, a new biotech developer and manufacturer of algae-based products, has introduced a new feeding product to help the food industry produce healthier chickens that are raised without antibiotics. Continue reading Algal Scientific Announces New Solution to Meet Industry Demand for Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Newsweek: The Promises and Perils of Synthetic Biology

A mile from the Mexican border, on a patch of scrubland where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the low-slung mountains of New Mexico, lies $104 million worth of government investment in the form of 78 dirt-packed, plastic- Continue reading Newsweek: The Promises and Perils of Synthetic Biology

Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn’t know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn’t prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures.

“Living fluids are found everywhere, from Continue reading Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms

EU – Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases algal growth rates, researchers simulated nitrogen deposition in the North Sea and suggested that, using predicted weather Continue reading Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms

Algae-based Wastewater System in Development in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH – A Yarmouth man long involved in trying to solve the region’s water quality woes is moving forward on a pilot program in South Yarmouth that uses algae both to remove nutrients from wastewater and also to power the process. Continue reading Algae-based Wastewater System in Development in Yarmouth