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Ohio lake`s algae dangerous to swimmers, economy

Last Updated: Monday, July 05, 2010, 15:31

The waters in Ohio`s largest inland lake contain dangerous toxins, claim new tests.

Giant China algae slick getting bigger: Report

Last Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010, 00:34

A floating expanse of green algae floating off China`s eastern seaboard is growing and spreading.

Pressure-cooking algae into a better biofuel

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 20:52

Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes, a study has revealed.

Scientists steal electricity from algae for the first time

Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 18:07

Reports indicate that scientists from California and Korea have stolen an electric current from algae for the first time, which could eventually create a new and environmentally friendly way to generate electricity.

Corals and algae in Indian Ocean may survive future global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 20:39

A team of scientists has discovered a diversity of corals harboring unusual species of symbiotic algae in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean, which spells hope of resilience to future global warming.

Wastewater may solve eco hurdles in algae-based biofuel production

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 19:27

A team of engineers from the University of Virginia’s has proposed using wastewater as a solution to some of the environmental hurdles that come up in the production of algae-based biofuel.

Biofuel similar to petroleum from microscopic algae: IISc

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 14:12

In an effort to find an alternate and cost-effective fuel, IISc scientists have found it possible to extract oil from a type of algae `Diatoms.`

Eutrophication of seas may have impact on genetic variation in algae

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 14:48

A research at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has shown that eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae.

Killer algae may be guilty of world’s greatest mass extinctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 14:36

A new theory has suggested that the seemingly lowly algae may be the killer behind the world’s great species mass extinctions.