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Environmentalists and Farmers Sound Off on Fertilizer Rules Aimed at Stemming Algal Blooms

While there are plenty of jokes that could be made about lawmakers debating a bill about fertilizer, it’s no laughing matter to environmentalists and to farmers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on a debate over… Continue reading Environmentalists and Farmers Sound Off on Fertilizer Rules Aimed at Stemming Algal Blooms

Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant animals died in one place… Continue reading Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

Introduction to Didymosphenia geminata (Didymo)

[New Zealand] Didymosphenia geminata, commonly known as didymo or rock snot, is a species of diatom that produces nuisance growths in freshwater rivers and streams with consistently cold water temperatures and low nutrient levels. It is native to the northern hemisphere, and… Continue reading Introduction to Didymosphenia geminata (Didymo)