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This Is Not What You Think (Spoiler: It's Algae)

Posted 02.07.2014 | Arts

Thanks to the California Academy of Science's Flickr account, we've been introduced to just how beautiful a microscopic diatom can be. Photograp...

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Climate Change Has A New Enemy: Super Corals

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

In case you hadn’t heard, CO2 levels are rising, the ocean is absorbing the CO2 and ocean waters are becoming more acidic. This means dead coral, wh...

Teen Science Whiz Grows Algae Under Her Bed, Wins $100,000

Intel Foundation | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
Intel Foundation

Sara's work has garnered remarkable results, a eureka of sorts, which, according to Professor Anastasios Melis of UC Berkeley, is quite unique. She has been very clever, becoming an important figure in the algae as biofuel community. She managed to manipulate the cells in the algae in such a way that they yielded an amazing amount of oil. When Sara saw the results, she was sure something was wrong but there wasn't.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Algae Loves Climate Change, And That's Not Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

SEATTLE -- Toxic algae blooms appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity around the country, but the full range of their causes -- and their h...

Dining Delicacy Is Actually Fighting Water Pollution

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

Otters are at their cutest while cracking open crab shells on their stomachs. But according to one recently released study, that's also when they're c...

Going on Vacation With Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you care about the places you visit this summer, then come back from vacation ready to demand climate action.

Is (Yucky) Algae the Future of Biofuels?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The world's algae can provide a reliable and efficient source of power and energy, without the side effects that other fuels have on our environment, and on our wallet.

Scientists Make New Discoveries At Hawaiian Coral Reefs

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Scientists made new discoveries while recently diving to deep coral reefs in the remote atolls of northwest Hawaii. The Papahanaumokuakea...

Seaweed Super-Sucker Hits The Beach

Melissa Cronin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Science

Massive mobile super-suckers will soon be roaming Spain's hottest beaches. But no need to fear -- you're unlikely to be sucked up. Unless you happe...

The 'Material Of The Future' Will Be Grown, Not Mined

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology

Imagine a substance that was strong and light enough to armour soldiers, flexible and conductive enough to be turned into the next generation of flexi...

How This Destroyed Ecosystem Came Back To Life

| Posted 04.07.2013 | Science

By Lizzie Wade Back in 1998, Scott Reef was a ghost town. Rising ocean temperatures caused by El Niño had triggered a catastrophic bleaching event...

'Green News Report' - April 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Why Is Lake Erie Under Attack?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Lake Erie is under attack from noxious algae blooms, and the problem only looks likely to get wor...

Belief In Peak Oil Logically Implies Failure Of Alternative Energy

Bill Frezza | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

Next time you hear a Peak Oil alarmist prophesying doom, calm him down by pointing out that if natural energy resources were to ever run dry, we would already be living in an alternative solar-windmill-algae cheap energy nirvana.

Career Day: A Lesson Seniors Will Never Forget

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
Judy Frankel

"What is that sucking sound?" I asked a classroom of seniors at San Pedro High School in California. I had been invited to speak for their Career Day, Making a Difference In Our Youth. Upon the wall I showed a picture of a vacuum cleaner. A few giggles erupted through the room.

Algae: Art's New Star

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

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WATCH: Lincoln Memorial's Green Nightmare Returns

Posted 09.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Despite the National Park Service's best efforts, Lincoln Memorial's newly reconstructed Reflecting Pool has filled with green algae. ...

Edible Bottles, Edible Bags

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.20.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama cal...

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama fir...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Used To Like Algae Energy They Call 'Pipe Dream' Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Capitol Hill Republicans mounted an all-out offensive against President Obama's energy initiatives Tuesday, even mocking him for an idea...

'Green News Report' - November 1, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Mitt Romn...

'Green News Report' - October 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Occupy Wa...

Lynne Peeples

Blooming Health Hazard: New Shellfish Poison Found In U.S. Waters

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green

The bright red skull-and-crossbones signs are hard to miss and increasingly common on Pacific Northwest beaches. A whole new fleet just popped up alon...