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Morning, sunshine! Open your eyes and update your brain with these #greenreads.
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Algae-derived biofuel -- already powering some planes and helicopters -- offers a cleaner, renewable alternative to petroleum. Will its partisan critics give it a chance to fly?
A video explains how algae can be made into fuel.
Coral reefs can't seem to catch a break. Not only is ocean acidification -- the "other" CO2 problem -- threatening huge chunks of the world's coral, but overfishing may also destroy reefs. A new study published in the... read more >
In August, OnEarth ran a shocking article by Barry Yeoman about the spread of blue-green algae that is threatening to choke the life out of Lake Erie. It's an informative and truly sobering account of how the most fertile of... read more >
Last week I wrote about the serious threats to Lake Erie: the blooms of toxic algae, the colonization of its bottom by invasive mussels, and the growth of its oxygen-starved dead zone. The dumping of phosphorus into the lake... read more >
Deadly algae and invasive species are choking the life out of Lake Erie. It recovered from near-death 40 years ago, but the regulations that helped save it last time are under increasing attack.
A scientist at the Smithsonian Institution has discovered a way to take advantage of algae's affinity for tainted water to use the plant as a natural cleanser.
Is slime the next energy frontier?