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Utah Lake marina dredging delayed until fall 28.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Provo • A $1.3 million dredging project planned for the Utah Lake State Park Marina in April is being delayed probably until after Labor Day. The postponement is due to a number of factors, including too few bidders in the original request, rising water levels and concern not to interrupt the spawning season for the lake’s endangered June suckers, according to Jason Allen, manager of the Utah Lake State Park. “Technically we could start August 1, but with spawning season going late into the se...
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This is how green algae assemble their enzymes 27.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
For almost a decade, researchers from Bochum have been developing biotechnological methods for hydrogen production. Green algae might be the key.Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have analysed how green algae manufacture complex components of a hydrogen-producing enzyme. The enzyme, known as the hydrogenase, may be relevant for the biotechnological production of hydrogen.To date, little is known about the way organisms form this type of hydrogenases under natural conditions. Using novel synthetic biology methods, the team around Dr Anne Sawyer, PhD student Yu Bai, assistant professor Dr Anja Hemschemeier and Prof Dr Thomas Happe from the Bochum-based research group Photobiotechnology, discovered that a specific protein machinery in the green algal chloroplasts is required for the production of a functional hydrogenase. The researchers published their findings in “The Plant ...
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Climate Change This Week: Coral Collapse Presages Our Own, Fascinating Facts, and More! 24.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
@@ Climate Change Is Killing The Great Barrier Reef - Takeaways: Coral reefs are bleaching and dying worldwide due to warming oceans: 90% of coral nutrition comes from algae living within them; As corals heat, the algae photosynthesize faster, And produce a toxin, ultimately forcing corals to expel them. Deprived of colorful algae, corals turn white and starts starving. Once dead, corals are rapidly covered with brown algae. Seascapes of Bleached Coral are spectres of mass starvation. Under current conditions, these “undersea rainforests” will disappear forever within 10-30 years. Once these reefs are gone, we lose permanently an important source of: Food for over half a billion people, coastal protection from storms and erosion, and biodiversity. We know human activities are fueling global warming, but are failing to act. Ultimately, this story is our failure of intelligence and morality. Like bacteria, we are: Reproducing without recognizing our resource constraints, Using those resources wantonly, And ...
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Want To Eat Green For St. Patrick's Day? Do It The Irish Way — With Seaweed 17.3.2017 NPR News
Algae was long a part of Irish cuisine. Nutrient-rich, it helped some survive the Great Famine. Irish cooks reviving the practice say it's not just good for you – it's a zap of flavor from the sea.
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NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution 16.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.The findings are the result of a cooperative international research program led by NASA and involving agencies from Germany and Canada, and are detailed in a study published in the journal Nature.
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When the sea ice melts, juvenile polar cod may go hungry 16.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ones. Under the ice of the central Arctic, the juvenile fish are indirectly but heavily dependent on ice algae. As a result, retreating sea ice could have far-reaching impacts on the food web. Though researchers have long since suspected this relation existed, an international team of researchers led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, have now successfully confirmed it.
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Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change 15.3.2017 Science / Technology News

The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem.

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Mia exhibit combines algae, sci-fi 15.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Artist Alison Hiltner uses algae to explore the relationship between humans and the environment.
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Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change 15.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bandar al-Rowdah, Oman • The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem. Khalid al-Hashmi, a marine biologist at the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, wrinkles his nose as the rese... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change 15.3.2017 AP Top News
BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman (AP) -- The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India....
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Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change 15.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman (AP) — The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton […]
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Ethanol spills in Iowa as train cars pulled from creek 15.3.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — Environmental officials say about 1,600 gallons of ethanol leaked into a northwestern Iowa creek as crews were pulling three derailed train tankers from the water. A news release Tuesday from the Iowa Natural Resources Department says the last three tankers from the fiery train derailment were pulled from Jack Creek on […]
3 tank cars remain in Iowa creek after fiery derailment 13.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three tanker cars containing ethanol remain in a rural creek, three days after a fiery train derailment in northwestern Iowa. Environmental specialist Amber Wolf with the Iowa Natural Resources Department said Monday that the fire finally went out midday Sunday. The blaze erupted after the derailment around 1 a.m. […]
Great Lakes fund has aided Ohio’s algae fight, river cleanup 12.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Great Lakes cleanup program that may be on the Trump administration’s chopping block has plunked money into fighting Lake Erie’s toxic algae and putting new life into Ohio’s polluted rivers. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative also has spent millions on cleaning up beaches and restoring wetlands that filter pollutants along […]
NTSB: Fire at Iowa train derailment still burning Saturday 12.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The ethanol-fueled fire in northwestern Iowa is still burning nearly 36 hours after it erupted.
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NTSB: Fire at Iowa train derailment still burning Saturday 11.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board says an ethanol-fueled fire in Iowa at the site of rural train derailment is still burning nearly 36 hours after it erupted. Peter Knudson with the NTSB says that two tankers carrying ethanol were still burning Saturday morning, keeping investigators away from the […]
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Tankers checked for ethanol leaks after fiery derailment 11.3.2017 AP Top News
GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) -- Environmental experts were checking for ethanol leaks Friday after a freight train derailed and burst into flames as it crossed a trestle bridge over a northwest Iowa creek that empties into the Des Moines River....
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases 11.3.2017 Environmental News Network
Growing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to researchers who conducted a study on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land.Debasish Saha, postdoctoral scholar in plant sciences, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, and colleagues measured the amount of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, emanating from plots of biofuels-producing switchgrass — a native perennial grass — and miscanthus — a non-native grass species — growing in an experimental area in eastern central Pennsylvania and compared it to emissions from adjacent, undisturbed CRP acres. The experiment took place in a long-term monitoring site managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.
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Train carrying ethanol derails, bursts into flames in Iowa 10.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several fuel tank cars carrying ethanol burst into flames before dawn Friday after a freight train derailed in northwestern Iowa, authorities said. No injuries have been reported.
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Plants at the pump 9.3.2017 Alternative Energy and Fuel News - ENN
That’s a choice drivers could make at the pump one day. But for algal biofuels to compete with petroleum, farming algae has to become less expensive. Toward that goal, Sandia National Laboratories is testing strains of algae for resistance to a host of predators and diseases, and learning to detect when an algae pond is about to crash.
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