Disappearing sea ice in Antarctica is putting emperor penguins at risk of extinction, researchers warn.
“The population is declining,” says Hal Caswell, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and an author of a new study in Nature Climate Change. “Unless something changes to stop that, the population will go into extinction.”
By 2100, the entire population could decrease by one-third, with all 45 of the known emperor penguin… Continue reading Emperor penguin population is in peril due to vanishing ice
A new study by biologists at San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that inhabited coral islands that engage in commercial fishing dramatically alter their nearby reef ecosystems, disturbing the microbes, corals, algae and fish that call the reef home…
Continue reading Rethinking the reef
UTS research into the genetic makeup of often harmful algae is increasing our understanding of how marine biotoxins can damage global seafood industries and human health…
Despite marine organisms fuelling our… Continue reading New research sheds light on the genetic secrets of deadly algae
Coral and seaweed choose the bacteria that float in the waters above tropical reefs, a study of marine microbes suggests.
Microbial ecologist Linda Kelly of… Continue reading Near reefs, microbial mix dictated by coral and algae
ARTESIA >> One Southeastern New Mexico research center is on the cusp of revolutionizing the nutrition industry, but funding has dried up despite a recent track record of success according to an official…. Continue reading Funding for algae research drying up
In this video from our June 17 Techonomy Bio conference, Nancy J. Kelley, former founding executive director of the New York Genome Center, gives a presentation of the economic, social, and regulatory implications of biology… Continue reading Engineering Biology to Address Global Challenges
Microalgae are promising feedstock for fuels and chemicals because many species possess the ability to grow rapidly and synthesize large amounts of storage neutral lipids from sunlight and carbon dioxide. They can be cultivated on non-arable land with nonpotable… Continue reading QIBEBT Unveils Genome-wide Transcriptional Regulation Network of Oleaginous Microalgae Nannochloropsis
PUNE: The discovery of a new species of macroalgae along the coast at south Goa could open up vast reserves of biofuel besides providing raw material for anti-cancer drugs.
A variety of macro algae was last discovered some 45 years back in… Continue reading New algae species could provide valuable biofuel
Local residents sometimes knock on the front door of Solarvest (P.E.I.) Inc.’s new Summerville facility, wondering what is happening inside.
Acquired in 2013, the 30,000-square-foot building houses production and R&D… Continue reading Alternative energy from ancient sources
The rise of oxygen is one of the biggest puzzle in Earth’s history. Our planet’s atmosphere started out oxygen-free. Then, around 3.5 billion years ago, tiny microbes called cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) learned out to carry out photosynthesis… Continue reading A new study links continents and plate tectonics to the rise of oxygen on Earth