Clear lakes disguise impaired water quality

Looks can be deceiving. Look at a hundred lakes in the agricultural heartland of the United States and you will likely see green lakes surrounded by green fields. The nitrogen and phosphorus in agricultural fertilizers that ...

Breakthrough in algae biofuel research reported

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting ...

With climate, fertilizing oceans could be zero-sum game

Scientists plumbing the depths of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean have found ancient sediments suggesting that one proposed way to mitigate climate warming—fertilizing the oceans with iron to produce more carbon-eating ...

Study reveals climate change impacts on Buzzards Bay

An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how nitrogen pollution affects ...

Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation.

Researchers study ways to disable algal bloom

From shellfish industries on the West Coast to popular beaches in New York, human health, fishing and tourist economies are at stake wherever harmful algae thrive. In the past year alone, harmful algal blooms – also known ...

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