Dead fish, wildlife in Aleutians may be victims of toxic algae outbreak

[USA] Scientists have been receiving reports of dead and dying mammals, birds and small fish in the Aleutian Islands.  They think the killer might be toxic algae proliferating in unusually warm ocean waters.

“All the signs are that we’re having a Continue reading Dead fish, wildlife in Aleutians may be victims of toxic algae outbreak

Spirulina: Even Good for Bodybuilders

[Global] Spirulina is a blue green-algae that can protect the brain, reduce liver fat and even help you exercise better. Though I will admit that my impression of the typical spirulina consumer is one of a granola-eatin’ tree-hugger who’d prefer walking barefoot in the woods munching on nuts and berries than lounging in a beach cabana being served caviar and sushi, the stuff has a lot to recommend it. In fact, this amazing superfood has something for everybody. Continue reading Spirulina: Even Good for Bodybuilders

DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 fatty acids

[EU] DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, and Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH in Essen, Germany, announced July 29 that they have entered into a joint development agreement for algae-based omega-3 fatty acid products for animal nutrition, Continue reading DSM, Evonik to develop algae-based omega-3 fatty acids

Encased algae create kaleidoscope of color

[UK] Under a microscope, carefully arranged diatoms form a dazzling display.

Diatoms are single-celled algae (in the stramenopile supergroup) that live in sunny, wet habitats. The organisms come in many shapes and sport natural pigments of green, gold and brown. To complete their look, diatoms extract Continue reading Encased algae create kaleidoscope of color

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds U.S. Reps. Peters and Salmon for Bi-Partisan House Bill to Increase R&D Funding for Carbon Capture & Utilization

[USA] The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, applauded U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ) for introducing a bill designed to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that would spur research and Continue reading Algae Biomass Organization Applauds U.S. Reps. Peters and Salmon for Bi-Partisan House Bill to Increase R&D Funding for Carbon Capture & Utilization