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Isis sugar mill plans to use wastewater to grow algae for human food and fuel

While you might recognise algae growing in your fish tank or floating on a lake, it can be transformed into a human food source that can also power your car, and it doesn't compete for space with crops.
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Lough Neagh: How climate change intensified toxic algae on the UK’s largest lake

Lough Neagh – a lake in Northern Ireland that is larger than the country of Malta – has been plagued by blue-green algae that can negatively impact humans, plants and animals.

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Extreme plankton bloom creates marine 'dead zone' off eastern Thailand

Marine scientists say some areas in the Gulf of Thailand have more than 10 times the normal amount of plankton, turning the water a bright green and killing off marine life.

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John T. Preston, Dennis Bushnell and Anthony Michaels: Iron dust could reverse the course of climate change

John T. Preston, Dennis Bushnell and Anthony Michaels: Iron dust could reverse the course of climate change

As crazy as it might sound, geoengineering the oceans by adding iron — in effect, fertilizing them — may offer the best, most effective and most affordable way not just to slow the march of global warming but to reverse its course by directly drawing carbon out of the atmosphere.

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Sustainable aviation fuels: Potential lagging behind reality

The key to sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) is cutting their carbon footprint during production, and making large amounts — no easy task.
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Colorful snow algae is blooming in Japan's alpine areas. What does this mean for climate change?

Scientists race to Mount Gassan to see how the algae might affect the natural balance in vulnerable ecosystems and potentially perpetuate warming.
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The foul chartreuse sea

Researchers in Kotzebue, Alaska, are investigating why their town is increasingly playing host to harmful cyanobacteria.
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