The discovery of more than 100 dead fish in a local pond prompted an investigation Friday by a state game warden.
Pottawatomie County Game Warden Mike France was called out to that… Continue reading Fish mystery solved: Game warden determines cause of fish killed in local pond
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….
Continue reading Swimmers warned to watch out for toxic scum at Hampstead Heath ponds
Washington DC – infoZine – The ultimate goal of this potentially high-impact research is to develop methods to increase yields of important crops that are harvested for food and sustainable biofuels. But if this research is successful, it may also be used to… Continue reading Feeding and Fueling the World with Harvested Sunlight
The Harveys Lake Environmental Advisory Council invites the public to the installation of floating wetland islands at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Those interested should meet at the Harveys Lake Beach Club, 2048 Lakeside Drive (pole 187)… Continue reading Floating islands to be installed at Harveys Lake
Consumer products containing ingredients made using an advanced form of engineering known as synthetic biology are beginning to show up more often on grocery and department store shelves… Continue reading Companies Quietly Apply Biofuel Tools to Household Products
TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — The Obama administration on Friday proposed an updated five-year blueprint for Great Lakes environmental protection that would put greater emphasis on climate change and using science to choose cleanup projects… Continue reading White House proposes updated Great Lakes plan
A decades-long partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and the Norwegian research organization SINTEF (Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning) will now tackle energy challenges including algae-based biofuels, under an expanded agreement… Continue reading Sandia, SINTEF to collaborate on algae biofuel research
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…
Continue reading Huge news for Solazyme: Algae oil company starts up commercial factory in Brazil
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
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