Red macroalgae properties researched

[24th, Apr 2014] A team of researchers from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) is studying red macroalga, which is abundant on the Atlantic coast in the south of the country and has nutritional properties. Scientists also believe that this alga, Phorphyra columbina, has really beneficial bioactive compounds for health… Continue reading Red macroalgae properties researched

Efforts continue to remove invasive algae from Kings Bay

[24th, Apr 2014] Efforts continue to remove an invasive algae from Kings Bay in Citrus County. Last week, workers raked 28 tons of Lyngbya algae out of Kings Bay, according to our partners at the Citrus County Chronicle. The Chronicle said the cleanup allowed two small springs vents to open up and… Continue reading Efforts continue to remove invasive algae from Kings Bay

Mount Allison researchers examining ocean ecosystems, relation to climate change

[24th, Apr 2014] Two Mount Allison University research projects focusing on climate change and ocean health got a major boost in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) as part of a national announcement this week. Biochemistry and chemistry professor… Continue reading Mount Allison researchers examining ocean ecosystems, relation to climate change

Scientists seek answers to toxic algal blooms in NZ, China

New Zealand scientists believe they might be closer to forecasting toxic algal blooms like those that have made water from sources such as China’s third largest lake, Lake Taihu, undrinkable. A study of one of New Zealand’s most toxic lakes, the South Island’s Lake Rotorua, has shown that the cyanobacteria algae accelerates production of toxins as it becomes more concentrated, and scientists are trying to figure out why this reaction is triggered…

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Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont

A report published this week in Nature Climate Change indicated that ethanol made from corn residue can reduce soil carbon and increase CO2 emissions, indicating the harvested leftovers from corn are “worse than gasoline for global warming,”… Continue reading Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont