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Swimmers warned to watch out for toxic scum at Hampstead Heath ponds

Swimmers using Hampstead Heath’s ponds have been warned not to get too close to poisonous algae and scum forming on the water. Signs have been posted at the entrance warning pond users not to consume the water and to make sure they shower after their swim. The blue-green algae can cause upset stomachs and skin and eye problems….

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Huge news for Solazyme: Algae oil company starts up commercial factory in Brazil

Algae oil company Solazyme has officially started up its commercial-scale factory in Brazil, working with food and agriculture company Bunge. It’s a big deal for Solazyme because its the company’s largest factory to date, and is supposed to reach 100,000 metric tons per year at full capacity. That’s almost…
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In Deep with Danica Cullins Perspective from David Hart, Director of Marketing at Qualitas

Welcome to the “In Deep with Danica Cullins” blog series, in which individuals from across job function and business type offer their perspective on a sequence of questions. Personally, I find it interesting to expose how the views differ—and correspond—from, say, an R&D scientist at a large established company, to the president of start-up market disrupter, to an industry legislator or a sales executive at an ingredient supplier, in response to the same questions… Continue reading In Deep with Danica Cullins Perspective from David Hart, Director of Marketing at Qualitas

Toxic Algae Warnings For Dickinson, Barton Co. Lakes Updated

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials have issued a warning for people and animals to stay out of a north-central lake because of high levels of toxic blue-green algae. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Friday placed Old Herington Lake in Dickinson County under a toxic algae warning. The agency also said a previous warning for Barton County’s Memorial Park Lake remains in place… Continue reading Toxic Algae Warnings For Dickinson, Barton Co. Lakes Updated