What a million corals in 2,500 reefs tell us about saving them

Researchers examined more than a million corals one-by-one for a new study on what we can do to save reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algae climate-change conservation corals oceans

How diatoms grab sunlight could lead to better biofuels

The way diatoms—algae that produces 20% of the Earth's oxygen—harness solar energy could lead to cheaper, more efficient biofuels.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algae fossil-fuels photosynthesis renewable-fuels

Red algae’s stolen genes may lead to new fuels

Genes that red algae stole from bacteria to better adapt to hot springs could pave the way for designer algae that make fuel or clean up pollution.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algae bacteria genes hot-springs water

When viruses kill diatoms, other algae benefit big time

Diatoms aren't immune to deadly viral infections as researchers once thought, but their deaths may help other algae survive.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | July 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algae oceans viruses

Team solves mystery of California’s ‘weird’ turquoise water

"When the water off the coast of California starts to look like you're in the Caribbean, that's really weird."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algae california colors oceans

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