[UK] It is used to thicken ice cream, brew beer and is eaten fresh as a tangy salad, but only now have scientists discovered what makes the Irish moss seaweed iridesce.
The red algae Chondrus crispus, which grows abundantly around the coast of Britain, Ireland, the US, Canada and Continue reading Irish moss changes hue because of plate-like structures – and the finding could lead to waterproof sunblock
[USA] A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million Continue reading Global sea levels have risen 6 meters or more with just slight global warming
[UK] Britain’s first field trial of genetically modified oilseed plants enriched with fish oil nutrients has been a success, say scientists.
Rothamsted Research announced the Continue reading UK scientists hail success of GM fish oil plants trial
[Canada] N.W.T.’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources wants the City of Yellowknife to test run-off water at the city dump to determine if it is the source of recent sludgy algae blooms in nearby Jackfish Lake. Continue reading Yellowknife dump runoff may be causing Jackfish Lake algae blooms
[USA] Toxic water has been responsible for the death of hundreds of turtles on the eastern end of Long Island this year.
“The turtles washed up dead [in the spring], a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached Continue reading Algal Blooms Kill Hundreds Of Long Island Turtles
[USA] Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Biofuels researchers from the Department Energy’s National Laboratories and its partners have achieved some significant milestones, Continue reading 6 New Things Happening with Biofuels