Following The Ecologist’s revelation about Ecover’s use of synthetic biology to make laundry detergent, the company has put its trials on hold, writes Jim Thomas. But to regain public trust, the company must re-engage honestly with its critics, and its customers… Continue reading Synthetic biology – Ecover must come clean
Yang-chou University researchers, based on the fundamentals of ecology and fluid engineering, invented a method to rupture the air sacs in blue-green algae and destroy the cell by applying sufficient pressure on the algae. This method,… Continue reading [CN] 95% of blue-green algae in a recent bloom in Tai-hu, China, removed
[Norway] A project that turns captured carbon dioxide into food for farmed fish is to be tested in Norway. It involves producing Omega-3 fatty acids from algae that will be grown in a stream of CO2 at a test facility. Continue reading Norway to develop fish food from captured carbon dioxide
Red tide came to mind for some Gabriola Islanders when they saw the colour of Descanso Bay in recent days.
A brown algal bloom was originally believed to have been caused by the same organism responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning, but if so, it wasn’t… Continue reading Decanso Bay’s brown tinge causes concern on Gabriola Island
Phosphorus — a nutrient found in fertilizers, sewage, soaps, and detergents — feeds the large blooms of toxic algae that are plaguing Lake Erie. While phosphorus levels overall have declined in Lake Erie and its tributaries since the 1970s,… Continue reading Map: Not All Phosphorus Is the Same
BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Potentially harmful algae blooms were found in several Kentucky lakes this month.
The Kentucky Division of Water and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirm that the presence of potentially toxic blooms… Continue reading Potentially harmful algae blooms found at several Kentucky lakes
LG Sound (Netherlands) is one of the four winners (top photo) of the WssTP Water Innovation SME award that were announced during the Water Innovation Europe 2014 conference in Brussels, Belgium, on 25 and 26 June… Continue reading Algae Control Solution earns Water Innovation Award