Seaweed farming: An alternative livelihood for coastal communities

[Denmark, Ghana] When one economic activity is on the decline, there is always the natural urge to look for alternatives.  That is the situation confronting the coastal communities in the country where fishing and its ancillary activities have been their mainstay. Continue reading Seaweed farming: An alternative livelihood for coastal communities

Meghan Sapp: Japanese researchers enhance triacylglycerols production in algae

[Japan] In Japan, Hiroyuki Ohta at Tokyo Institute of Technology, together with scientists based at institutions across Tokyo, Japan, have uncovered a way of enhancing the production of fat-based molecules called triacylglycerols in the Nannochloropsis algal strain NIES-2145, thereby increasing oil synthesis from the microalgae. Continue reading Meghan Sapp: Japanese researchers enhance triacylglycerols production in algae

Dennis Depner: Algae is nothing new, what happened to the EPA?

[USA] The algae in Lake Erie are not new. This has been a problem for the last 70 years at least. I can remember traveling from Lucas to Ottawa County down old Ohio 2 along the lake seeing the same blue-green algae every summer. One year the lake looked like a big bowl of split pea soup. Continue reading Dennis Depner: Algae is nothing new, what happened to the EPA?