[Global] The oldest green seaweed on record, the ancestor of all land plants, lived about 1 billion years ago, a new study finds. Continue reading Billion-year-old green algae is an ancestor of all plants on Earth
[EU] Algal blooms caused by pollution runoff could contribute greater quantities of methane to the atmosphere as the planet warms. Continue reading Methane-producing algae could further warm the environment
[USA] Can the algae in Lake Okeechobee be extracted and turned into biofuel? An experiment conducted near the Moore Haven lock Continue reading Project could turn Lake Okeechobee algae into fuel
[USA] Last year, forbes denounced seaweed-based biofuel across the board in a strongly titled article called “An Algal Biofuel Continue reading Haley Zaremba: Is algal biofuel a lost cause?
[UK] Microalgae cover large swathes of our oceans. In their millions of years of evolution, they have learned how to harvest light almost Continue reading Microalgae study leads to solar energy breakthrough
[USA] In the wake of last year’s unprecedented water crisis, Florida Gulf Coast University and Sarasota-based Mote Marine are joining Continue reading Florida Gulf Coast University, Mote Marine join forces to fight red tide and blue-green algae
[Brazil, Netherlands] The first rains after a long period of drought this summer washed so much fertiliser into the surface water, Continue reading Rainfall after drought caused explosion of cyanobacteria populations
[USA] Florida’s problem with algal blooms has taken center stage, and efforts to mitigate it are in high demand. A partnership between Continue reading Engineering, bioplastics firms debut ‘cutting edge’ algae removal process
[USA] Photosynthesis, the process of converting light into energy, is such a key part of any plant that the idea of “finding a new Continue reading A new form of photosynthesis could help us grow plants on other planets like Mars
[Global] The bacteria that 3.5 billion years ago were largely responsible for the creation of a breathable atmosphere on Earth Continue reading Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?