[USA] Here in Oregon, when you combine the common blue-green algae that grows on your roof shingles with moss, you have a bad Continue reading Why algae and moss are bad for your roof
[Global] This dreary “gray all day” damp weather we have had for the last few weeks is too much like a British mystery movie for me. I long Continue reading Lorraine Kiefer: Introduction to lichens, algae and moss
[Canada] On every bag of Atlantic Gro livestock feed that is shipped out of the North Atlantic Organics processing plant in Seacow Pond there is a picture of a man on horseback. Continue reading North Atlantic Organics realizing sales growth
“I [have] never seen anything like this in my life . . . the moss was thick like carpet,” said veteran surfer Zed Layson after he encountered a blanket of sargassum seaweed while surfing just off Silver Sands, Christ Church yesterday. Continue reading Barbados' Seaweed surfer?
Appearances can be deceptive. At first glance, the sea ice that covers polar regions in winter seems rather barren – but clinging to the bottom of it are remarkable upside-down algal “forests” that support a wide array of creatures. Continue reading Videos reveal rich upside-down world under polar ice
[Global] The humble seaweed may best be known for its ability to encase morsels of sticky rice and raw fish (not to mention spa-goers) but this plant-like organism has slowly worked its way into an Continue reading From ice cream to toothpaste: Seaweed’s hidden uses
Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of ‘alien eggs’ on a Sydney beach this weekend. Continue reading Where did the green ‘alien eggs’ come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach
My roof has skid marks. And lichens. Next thing you know, it could grow a mossy beard. What’s going on here? And more important, what can I do about it?
You might be wondering the same thing,… Continue reading Old House Handyman: Cleaning can rid roof of algae, lichens