Category Archives: Environment

Algae play an important role in our environment. Learn more about the role of algae and how algae could be utilized to solve environmental issues.

Illinois’ Fish Population Takes Hit After Harsh Winter

As ponds, rivers, and lakes around Illinois begin to thaw, evidence of “Winter fish kill” becomes more apparent. Around the state, people are seeing a large number of dead fish, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the higher numbers are a result of a harsh winter… Continue reading Illinois’ Fish Population Takes Hit After Harsh Winter

Finding algae: Scientist follows in the scientific footsteps of Shackleton expedition

When people think of Shackleton’s expeditions in Antarctica they probably think of bravery, determination and adventure. Well, I think of algae.

Members of Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition of 1907-1909  collected freshwater algae samples at many of… Continue reading Finding algae: Scientist follows in the scientific footsteps of Shackleton expedition

Environmentalists and Farmers Sound Off on Fertilizer Rules Aimed at Stemming Algal Blooms

While there are plenty of jokes that could be made about lawmakers debating a bill about fertilizer, it’s no laughing matter to environmentalists and to farmers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on a debate over… Continue reading Environmentalists and Farmers Sound Off on Fertilizer Rules Aimed at Stemming Algal Blooms