algae

The winter sky over the Gulf of Mexico seen from the air as a tugboat services offshore wells. (Todd Kihle/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC/Galveston Lab)

The George Washington University
Seated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico receives everything that flows through the river — which includes more than just water.

An aerial view of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, Delaware. Wetlands, like those shown here, has many benefits for a bay's ecosystem, including filtering runoff, mitigating floods, and as a home to baby fish and invertebrates. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

University of Delaware
The health of the Delaware Bay is in question. Human activities, even those at the far reaches of a watershed, can deeply effect a bay's ecosystem. So how can we prevent more damage and work on restoration?

Biology student Selah Phillips collects algae at the Pacora River. She hopes the oil she has extracted from the algae can be processed into sustainable biodiesel. (Maddie Burakoff/Medill)

Northwestern University
Maddie Burakoff of Medill reports that at eco-institute Kalu Yala, researchers seek out environmental solutions in the midst of one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, but grapple with sustaining their own progress.
Algae bioreactors

Energaia's bioreactors on the Novotel rooftop. (Photo courtesy Energaia)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Microalgae could play a critical role in feeding a rapidly expanding global population.
A cyanobacterial bloom in Pamlico River, N.C.
Northwestern University
A new study led by a Tufts University professor predicts that the U.S. Northeast and Southeast will be most affected by the overgrowth of harmful algal blooms.
Algae: Fuel for the Future
Algae: Fuel for the Future
George Washington University
Algae has the potential to change the future as fuel for cars, planes and ourselves.
This week on Bloomberg West, Planet Forward's Frank Sesno explores the how algae can be used to consume harmful greenhouse gases and produce clean energy.
An overview of HY-TEK Bio's new clean energy technology that allows the use of fossil fuels as clean sources of energy.
OriginOil
OriginOil (originoil.com) CEO Riggs Eckelberry discusses the company's recent turn from research toward commercial pilots.
Planet Forward
Jamie Hestekin and a team of students at the University of Arkansas are converting algae into fuel. They’re hard at work on a prototype machine that, with the press of a button, will let small farmers and other business owners convert algae into... Read More

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