Updated announcement: Algae World News is changing a new look

[Global] Dear readers, due to the huge amount of data to be transferred, we are expecting a little bit of delay. Meanwhile, please feel free to browse our news archives. We are expecting to present you our new website in a few more days. – Updated on 3rd September, 2015. Continue reading Updated announcement: Algae World News is changing a new look

Jim Lane: Algae fuels, the Earth Room problem, and osmotic shock around the clock

[USA] You may have wondered to yourself — at some point between 2009’s Summer of Algae and now, in 2015’s Summer of Where Are the Gallons?  — “Gee, I wonder what happened to all those algae technologies that were going to fuel the world, are they still around?” Continue reading Jim Lane: Algae fuels, the Earth Room problem, and osmotic shock around the clock

Art made from seaweed and a dancing wardrobe feature in the postgraduate exhibition at Newcastle University

[UK] A cyclist who studies manhole covers and a snorkler who swims with sharks helped to make a lively night livelier as Newcastle University’s Master of Fine Art exhibition opened to the public. Continue reading Art made from seaweed and a dancing wardrobe feature in the postgraduate exhibition at Newcastle University

Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?

[USA] Perhaps you saw the news recently about astronauts in the International Space Station eating their first home grown lettuce? It’s just a beginning, but in the future, could they grow all their own food and get all their oxygen from plants? Continue reading Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?

How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)

[USA] Paul Dobbins works on a farm that needs no inputs — no fertilizer, no pesticides, no water. Oh, and it doesn’t use any land either. This farm increases wildlife habitat simply by existing. It causes no erosion, cleans up pollution, and it captures more carbon than it releases. Continue reading How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)

Treasures of the Sulu Sea threatened

[Philippines] Morning has broken in Cagayancillo, at the heart of the Sulu Sea. On the coast of this remote island, the gentle hum of a boat engine grows into a roaring chorus to signal the start of a new day. Hundreds of fishers head out to harvest generous bundles of seaweed. Others steer their boats to deeper waters, where fish abound. Continue reading Treasures of the Sulu Sea threatened