[USA, Global] In winter, an icy freshwater lake can appear frozen in time. Though lakes are typically teeming with life — visible and Continue reading Life thrives under ice-covered lakes
[Canada, USA] The U.S. and Canada struck a deal Monday to adopt targets to reduce algae-feeding phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent. Continue reading U.S., Canada agree to reduce phosphorus by 40 percent to shrink Lake Erie algal blooms
[Hong Kong, USA] In Hong Kong, about 80% of residents flush their toilets with seawater, thanks to a separate water distribution Continue reading Flushing toilets with seawater could protect marine life
[Canada] A small freshwater plant that has evolved to live in harsh seawater is giving scientists insight into how living things adapt to changes in their environment. Continue reading Tiny plant shows us how living things cope with big changes
[Australia] Global demand for oil could be satisfied by introducing algae farms across an area equivalent to the size of South Australia, according to University of Melbourne PhD student Simon Takouridis. Continue reading Select breeding of algae could replace fossil fuels: Simon Takouridis
[Canada] Canada’s vision is to have all Canadian waters in good health by 2025, and we have been keeping a close eye on threats to our Great Lakes. In our recent assessment of the Great Lakes watershed, as part of the Watershed Reportsinitiative, we found that pollution was a key threat within the region. Continue reading Getting Mean with Green: WWF joins bi-national group in making key recommendations to reduce algae problem in Lake Erie
[Canada] A recent article in Phycologia indicates that microalgae could provide alternative ways of producing antibiotics. This “untapped” source may prove to be highly valuable due to bacteria’s growing resistance to antibodies. Continue reading Microalgae May Be New Natural Source for Antibiotics
The remains of tiny creatures found deep inside a mountaintop glacier in Peru are clues to the local landscape more than a millennium ago, according to a new study by Rice Univ., the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln and Ohio State Univ.
The unexpected discovery of diatoms, a type of algae, in ice cores pulled from Continue reading Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier
[USA] In response to increased demand for harmful algal bloom information and data, beginning today, NOAA researchers, and their Continue reading NOAA, partners start early season forecast updates for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms
Slippery, slimy and seriously sordid, algae definitely doesn’t fall into the category of desirable water plants. Yet from space, water bodies overrun with eukaryotic organisms give off an almost ethereal aesthetic. With their soft colours and swirling patterns, algal Continue reading Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?