Tag: algae

Feeling Stressed? Biodiversity Can Help

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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A lab experiment involving 3,500 beakers of microalgae sheds light on how ecosystems respond to stress like heat, and why biodiversity actually matters to conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)

What a Waste: Why Human Sewage Is Laying Waste to Coral Reefs Globally

Written by | September 16th, 2011

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A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2011

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These 5 green news links will get your day rolling:

  1. That spider nesting in your car? Could be a species new to science. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  2. A nature reserve grows up along Germany’s “Death Strip.” (YaleE360)
  3. It seems like wildlife cams are all the rage… tune in to see an eaglet hatch in Iowa. (Wired)
  4. Climate-caused species extinction is a complicated matter. (The New York Times)
  5. Cleaning up nuclear waste starts with…algae. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2009

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Killer algae sounds pretty bad, but we won’t leave you with depressing news today… instead, take heart in knowing that volunteers gave 4,000 baby loggerhead turtles a helping hand in Australia. From A to Z (or 1 to 5), we’ve got the top Cool Green News links of the morning. Ah, wouldn’t you like to […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 30

Written by | June 30th, 2009

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With our counterpart on week two of a European vacation, it’s no wonder that Cool Green Morning has Europe on the mind… or maybe it’s because those Europeans are so progressive when it comes to cap-and-trade and universal cell phone chargers? Read on for all the top news, from here and abroad. Universal cell phone […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2009

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Behold the megamouth shark in the video above — the rarest shark known to man. One was caught in the Philippines recently…where shark meat is considered a delicacy. I think you know where this is going…but at least we have four other hot green links for you this morning, should you not finish our…um, first […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, Feb. 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2009

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Could climate change be causing more refugees? Is the green consumerism boom a fraud? And is ethanol a sin? Read on: We winnow and sift the best in green online for you every morning… Hot Moves: Are fears of the effects of climate change driving increased migration worldwide? You bet, says a Washington Post article. […]

Alien Algae Be Gone

Written by | February 20th, 2009

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When I think about Hawai’i, my eyes sparkle with thoughts of the beautiful colors one can find there. Colors that, to me, speak of health and vibrancy and diversity. Take coral reefs, for example: The brighter and more colorful they are, the healthier. But like a ’50s-era horror movie, alien species of algae — most […]

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