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Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

DENVER, March 25, 2015 — Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. The algae could serve as a feedstock for biofuels, and the feedstock leftovers could be recycled Continue reading Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

USM’s Gulf Coast Research Lab hosts Dr. Hans Paerl for Grimes Distinguished Lecturer series

Dr. Hans W. Paerl of the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will deliver a guest lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs. Continue reading USM’s Gulf Coast Research Lab hosts Dr. Hans Paerl for Grimes Distinguished Lecturer series

Monitoring starts for blue-green algae in Bay of Plenty

Monitoring starts for blue-green algae in Bay of Plenty lakes and rivers

As the summer temperatures begin to warm up our favourite swimming spots, monitoring has begun to help ensure safe recreational water use for all.

Monitoring has started across the Bay of Plenty for signs of the potentially toxic algal Continue reading Monitoring starts for blue-green algae in Bay of Plenty

Senators Portman, Brown pass bill to ensure safe drinking water

TOLEDO — The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill to define how much poison from toxic algae is dangerous for drinking water.  The bill was sponsored by Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio in response to Toledo’s water crisis.  In early August, a toxic algae bloom in Continue reading Senators Portman, Brown pass bill to ensure safe drinking water