Air pollution stunts coral growth, research shows
A new study has found that pollution from fine particles in the air – mainly the result of burning coal or volcanic eruptions – can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting ...
Researchers: Giant goldfish threatens Lake Tahoe
Giant goldfish could be threatening the ecology of Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border.
The 'slippery slope to slime': Overgrown algae causing coral reef declines
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Oregon State University for the first time have confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs – it appears they allow ...
Adding iron to the sea could combat climate change
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that adding iron to the sea could alleviate the impact of climate change.
Study determines theoretical energy benefits and potential of algae fuels
It's theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Viruses linked to algae that control coral health
Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and they say the viruses could play a role in ...
Humans take place at top of food chain, eat crawdads to help Tahoe's ecosystem
The University of Nevada, Reno's Sudeep Chandra, a leading Lake Tahoe scientist who has studied invasive species and limnology at the lake for 20 years, said issuing permits for commercial harvesting of crayfish ...
A 'B12 shot' for marine algae? Scientists find key protein for algae growth in the ocean
Scientists have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows marine algae at the base of the oceanic food chain to thrive. They have discovered a previously unknown protein in algae that grabs an essential ...
Loss of 'lake lawnmowers' leads to algae blooms
Unprecedented algae growth in some lakes could be linked to the decline of water calcium levels and the subsequent loss of an important algae-grazing organism that helps keep blooms at bay.
Ancient bacterial mats may have been key to first mobile animals
Vietnam says Laos suspends Mekong dam project
Laos has told Vietnam it will suspend work on a controversial dam planned for the Mekong River, official media reported, after Hanoi sought a 10-year deferment of the scheme.
Phosphorus runoff can be slowed by changing farming practices, researchers say
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two recent studies by Iowa State University researchers show that phosphorus runoff into Iowa's rivers, streams and lakes can be slowed by farmers changing how they plant and fertilize their ...
Researchers discover source of essential nutrients for mid-ocean algae
For almost three decades, oceanographers have been puzzled by the ability of microscopic algae to grow in mid-ocean areas where there is very little nitrate, an essential algal nutrient. In this week's issue ...
Watching Proteins Direct Crystal Growth One Step at a Time (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry imaged the growth of protein-studded mineral surfaces with unprecedented resolution and provided a glimpse into how living systems engineer key ...
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