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Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

[USA] A team of researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that one species of sea slug (Elysia tuca) uses chemicals produced defensively by one type of seaweed (Halimeda incrassata) to track down the seaweed. Continue reading Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

Galdieria sulphuraria in a New Mexico sewage farm is the key to water security

[USA] The sulphurous springs of Yellowstone national park are scalding, tainted with heavy metals and acidic enough to eat through clothing. But their murky depths are also home to an algae that scientists claim could one day help provide cleaner, healthier water around the world. Continue reading Galdieria sulphuraria in a New Mexico sewage farm is the key to water security

With tenth blue-green algae bloom in little fresh pond, a new record for Suffolk

[USA] For the first time in the history of monitoring of lakes and pond across Suffolk County, 10 separate water bodies with blue-green algae blooms have been officially listed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation as of Aug. 31. Continue reading With tenth blue-green algae bloom in little fresh pond, a new record for Suffolk

Jim Lane: Algae fuels, the Earth Room problem, and osmotic shock around the clock

[USA] You may have wondered to yourself — at some point between 2009’s Summer of Algae and now, in 2015’s Summer of Where Are the Gallons?  — “Gee, I wonder what happened to all those algae technologies that were going to fuel the world, are they still around?” Continue reading Jim Lane: Algae fuels, the Earth Room problem, and osmotic shock around the clock

Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?

[USA] Perhaps you saw the news recently about astronauts in the International Space Station eating their first home grown lettuce? It’s just a beginning, but in the future, could they grow all their own food and get all their oxygen from plants? Continue reading Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?

How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)

[USA] Paul Dobbins works on a farm that needs no inputs — no fertilizer, no pesticides, no water. Oh, and it doesn’t use any land either. This farm increases wildlife habitat simply by existing. It causes no erosion, cleans up pollution, and it captures more carbon than it releases. Continue reading How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)