[UK] Researchers have sequenced a species of pond algae (Euglena gracilis) with a plethora of new, unclassified genes — genes with the potential to create a variety of carbohydrates, proteins and natural products. Continue reading Genes of a common pond algae reveal great potential
[France] MH370 disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. The search so far has yielded little closure for the families who are longing for the safe return of all who are on board. USC Dornsife has more details with regard to the search operations.
Malaysia said on Sunday the piece of debris, a 2-2.5 meter (6.5-8 feet) wing surface known as flaperon, had been identified as being from a Boeing 777, Continue reading Marine life could hold clues to missing Malaysia Airlines flight, experts say
[Caribbean] One of the Caribbean’s most important and alluring assets is in trouble. Beautiful beaches that, as the official tourism site for Barbados describes as “nothing less than perfect,” have become infested with a massive amount of smelly and decaying Continue reading More pictures of beautiful Caribbean beaches, now a smelly mess after massive seaweed invasion
[USA] Dr. Amanda Barry of Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the Energy Department’s leading molecular biologists in the field of algal biofuels. Dr. Barry is also part of team of researchers from the New Mexico Consortium, a nonprofit focused on solving global environmental and health issues. We chatted with Dr. Barry about Continue reading 8 Questions For A Scientist: Molecular Phycologist Dr. Amanda Barry
[USA] USDA will make another $5 million of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana producers who commit to limiting growth of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. Continue reading Western Lake Erie basin states to receive extra $5 million to fight algal bloom
[USA] Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science at Duke University’s Nicholas Continue reading New Duke-led consortium to focus on creating food and fuel from algae