Volcano spewing carbon dioxide drives coral to give way to algae

[USA] Scientists from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami have documented a dramatic shift from vibrant coral communities to carpets of algae in remote Pacific Ocean waters where an underwater Continue reading Volcano spewing carbon dioxide drives coral to give way to algae

Antarctica is Melting: Good News for Penguins

[Global] A new study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, suggests that the rapid melting of ice in Antarctica may be great news for sea life in the waters surrounding the continent. Although this result of global Continue reading Antarctica is Melting: Good News for Penguins

Key Study Launched to Understand Increased Algae Growth in Lake Tahoe

[USA] Nev.The U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Nevada, Reno, will study the cause of eutrophication, or increased algae growth, along the nearshore of Lake Tahoe. Supported by California’s Lahontan Water Quality Control Board, the investigation is in response to widespread concerns with Continue reading Key Study Launched to Understand Increased Algae Growth in Lake Tahoe

Ethylene Production Via Sunlight Opens Door to Future

[USA] Here’s the future of ethylene production as Dr. Jianping Yu sees it.

“We envision some farms in the field that cover many acres. We will have cyanobacteria harvesting sunlight and CO2 and then produce ethylene or ethylene derivatives,” said Yu, a research scientist in the Photobiology Group at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Continue reading Ethylene Production Via Sunlight Opens Door to Future