Over the last 10 years or so, the finger of blame for darkening the surface of snow has largely been pointed at soot from the combustion of fossil fuels, according to Lori Ziolkowski of the University of South Carolina, US. ButZiolkowski (or Z, for Continue reading Darkening snow: is soot off the hook? The culprit may be algae
A bill passed through the US House of Representatives is designed to prevent qualified, independent scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They will be replaced with industry affiliated choices, who may or may not have relevant scientific Continue reading EPA Barred From Getting Advice From Scientists
CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Nov 3, 2014) – LanzaTech, the revolutionary carbon recycling company, together with a research team from the IOC-DBT Center for Advanced Bio-Energy Research (an entity co-funded by India’s Department of Biotechnology and Indian Continue reading Capturing Carbon to Feed the World
LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 28, 2014 — Blue and red light-sensing photoreceptors can be used to control the carbon flow in diatoms, a major group of algae that generates about one-fourth of the Earth’s oxygen and perform around a quarter of global CO2 Continue reading Algae Carbon Flow Controlled by Changing Light Colors
[Global] When we talk about global carbon fixation –”pumping” carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by Continue reading The ocean’s living carbon pumps
Science – like life – doesn’t always go according to plan. An Arctic expedition this year met with political and meteorological obstacles, and ended with a Coast Guard rescue.
In 2011 scientists aboard the Coast Continue reading Arctic Spring: Chasing an Elusive Algal Bloom
[Global] Weird, wonderful and sometimes toxic algae blooms at sea attract attention. But algal blooms, known as harmful algal blooms Continue reading Freak algae blooms and how they can “fix” as much carbon as a rainforest
Researchers determined the origin of a group of protein-based light sensors in land plants and a series of related phytoplankton by sequencing and comparing RNA in these genomes.
Marine phytoplankton are considered responsible for roughly half of the global Continue reading Analysis tracks origins of algal light sensors to a shared ancestor one billion years ago
HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin… Continue reading Hawaii Delivers $1.6 Million for Hilo Biofuel to Convert Unmarketable Papaya into Biofuel
[USA] Commercial biofuel flights are a handful of years away and green racing is already using biofuels. This is a great story from Continue reading Top five things to know about algae