Claim: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

In a study published on 11th January 2021 in Global Change Biology, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that as oceanic carbon dioxide levels rise, the biodiversity and…

To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt

Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior — eating other living creatures.

Climate change will turn coastal Antarctica green, say scientists

University of Cambridge Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. Results indicate that…

Deep Purple — future biological darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Purple algae are making the western Greenland Ice Sheet melt faster, as the algae darken the ice surface and make it absorb more sunlight GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre The…

Scientists: Please Fund Us (or the microbes get it!)

From the Famous National Lampoon Cover department: Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn From the University of New South Wales (home of the Ship…

Biofuels from bacteria

Sandia Labs News Releases August 21, 2017 From Sandia National Labs Sandia helps HelioBioSys understand new clean energy source LIVERMORE, Calif.—You might not cook with this sugar, but from a…

The president's fuel from algae idea – "Lower Than Pond Scum"

Guest post By Alan Caruba Between 1955 and 1959 I was a student at the University of Miami. It was perhaps the best four years of my life and remembered…