The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fears coral damage in epic proportions for 2014.
Unlike the month of March that comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb, the El Niño event in 1998 left devastation in its Continue reading Coral Bleaching Could Reach El Niño Levels This Year
[India] The highly polluted backwaters of Cochin estuary could be a rich source of biofuel, as a research team of Cochin University of Continue reading Cusat scientists isolate algae capable of producing biofuel
[Malaysia] Microalgae can produce high value health compounds like omega-3s, traditionally sourced from fish. With declining fish Continue reading Extracting bioactive compounds from marine microalgae
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board are issuing a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Ashburton River at SH1. Continue reading Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Ashburton River at SH1
Lichens are most conspicuous in winter when vascular plants turn brown or lose their leaves: crinkly green rosettes on rocks and tree trucks, stringy greenish hair draped over branches, balls of pale “reindeer moss” resting on darker green carpets of moss. The lichens of the San Juan Islands are exceptionally diverse Continue reading Why we like lichens | Natural History