Viruses deflate huge algal blooms at sea
August 25, 2014, 11:59 a.m. by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Several things can influence a bloom's well-being, including available sunlight and organisms that eat the algae, but viruses likely control the proliferation of blooms.
What's causing Canada's 'rock snot' infestation?
March 5, 2014, 1:45 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience
Thick and extensive blooms of this particular algae are known to affect the structure and function of river ecosystems.
Breakthrough process converts algae into crude oil in less than an hour
December 17, 2013, 11:39 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
No more drilling? Being able to transform algae into crude oil could revolutionize how we fuel up our vehicles.
Puerto Rico's famous bioluminescent lagoon stops glowing
November 21, 2013, 12:37 p.m. by John Platt
Scientists are trying to figure out why the popular tourist destination has gone dark.
Arctic algae 'tree rings' reveal record of climate change
November 19, 2013, 11:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Algae fills an important gap in the climate record as sediment and ice cores may only provide a record for every 100 years.
Massive eruption launched slimy algae army into the sky
September 23, 2013, 3:42 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The algae look like little petri dishes or footballs, depending on the species, and spend most of their lives drifting on water currents.
As sea ice melts, algae thrives on Antarctic seafloor
August 6, 2013, 11:59 a.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
As sea ice melts at the poles, increasingly more sunlight hits the seafloor, allowing algae to thrive in ecosystems once dominated by invertebrates.
16 year-old creates new method to turn algae into biofuel
June 19, 2013, 9:58 a.m. by Jenn Savedge
Rising senior Evie Sobczak's new method for turning algae into biofuel is cleaner and more efficient than current methods.
AlgaeBulb is an illuminating, oxygen-generating LED
June 6, 2013, 9:04 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Well, hello, microorganism-filled mood lighting. The conceptual AlgaeBulb is a mini oxygen-generator housed inside of a teardrop-shaped LED bulb. (And yes, it requires electricity.)
Why is half of the Great Salt Lake pink?
January 30, 2013, 3:20 p.m. by Wynne Parry, OurAmazingPlanet
The difference in color between the northern and southern halves of Utah's Great Salt Lake are clear as day. But what causes that pink hue?
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