Anderson Lake closed because of high levels of toxin created by blue-green algae

[9th, May 2014] Anderson Lake was closed Thursday to fishing and all other water recreation because of high levels of toxin created by blue-green algae.“The signs are out. The lake is closed until further notice,” said Mike Zimmerman, the ranger who supervises Anderson Lake State Park. The park remains open to recreation; only the lake is closed… Continue reading Anderson Lake closed because of high levels of toxin created by blue-green algae

Parasitic algae sheds its photosynthetic ways

[9th, May 2014] A step in the transition from free-living species to parasite has been identified in insect guts. A research team led by Jean-François Pombert from the University of British Columbia examined the genome of the algae Helicosporidium. Although its closest ancestors are free-living,… Continue reading Parasitic algae sheds its photosynthetic ways

Lakeside community pitches in for all-natural algae treatment

[9th, May 2014] One lakeside community in the Poconos looked back in time to combat phosphorus-loving algae that could otherwise leave their waterfronts covered in green slime. The Hideout, a property owners’ association near Lake Ariel, recently completed the first and larger of two phases of wetland restoration on a patch of land between Brook’s Lake and Roamingwood Lake… Continue reading Lakeside community pitches in for all-natural algae treatment

Algae aka ‘green coal’ and ‘green protein’

[9th, May 2014] Marine microalgae encompass attractive properties for biofuel production. The fat extracted biomass that is left behind after biofuel is made may be a promising carbon-neutral animal feed supplement. When you read about algae there is often a discrepancy between macro- and microalgae… Continue reading Algae aka ‘green coal’ and ‘green protein’