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Darkening snow: is soot off the hook? The culprit may be algae

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

Analysis tracks origins of algal light sensors to a shared ancestor one billion years ago

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

Hawaii Delivers $1.6 Million for Hilo Biofuel to Convert Unmarketable Papaya into Biofuel

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