Tag Archives: freshwater

Select breeding of algae could replace fossil fuels: Simon Takouridis

[Australia] Global demand for oil could be satisfied by introducing algae farms across an area equivalent to the size of South Australia, according to University of Melbourne PhD student Simon Takouridis. Continue reading Select breeding of algae could replace fossil fuels: Simon Takouridis

Getting Mean with Green: WWF joins bi-national group in making key recommendations to reduce algae problem in Lake Erie

[Canada] Canada’s vision is to have all Canadian waters in good health by 2025, and we have been keeping a close eye on threats to our Great Lakes. In our recent assessment of the Great Lakes watershed,  as part of the Watershed Reportsinitiative, we found that pollution was a key threat within the region. Continue reading Getting Mean with Green: WWF joins bi-national group in making key recommendations to reduce algae problem in Lake Erie

Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier

The remains of tiny creatures found deep inside a mountaintop glacier in Peru are clues to the local landscape more than a millennium ago, according to a new study by Rice Univ., the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln and Ohio State Univ.

The unexpected discovery of diatoms, a type of algae, in ice cores pulled from Continue reading Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier

Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?

Slippery, slimy and seriously sordid, algae definitely doesn’t fall into the category of desirable water plants. Yet from space, water bodies overrun with eukaryotic organisms give off an almost ethereal aesthetic. With their soft colours and swirling patterns, algal Continue reading Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?