"We know that many people have difficulty distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy food. By adding seaweed to processed foods we can make food healthier. In many cases we also get tastier food, and it may also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases," said the author of a University of Southern Denmark study.
Water in tanks and fountains throughout villages of Spain turned red following last autumn's rainfall but researches insist it's not a sign of the apocalypse.
What's causing the mortality spike of right whales, particularly the very young? Until now, scientists were unsure what was causing such a spike in mortality, but a recent NOAA analysis suggests toxic algal blooms may be to blame.
Orange lichens could be a potential source for anticancer drugs, Emory researchers revealed in a new study. A pigment known as parietin found in the lichens was tested on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells and found to have significantly reduced or prevented cell growth within 48 hours.
Microbiologists recently discovered a way to combat worldwide ocean dead zones that are attributed to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia could replace nitrogen in fertilizer once more is learned about one of its genes called HrrP. Reduced nitrogen runoff would translate into fewer ocean dead zones.
Researchers who looked at both NASA satellite images and sophisticated imaging that looks at currents and light in the ocean to determine phytoplankton numbers, have determined that since 1998, some of the food-chain building blocks and carbon storers have declined.
Coral reefs throughout the Pacific are facing increasing rates of coral bleaching, according to the NOAA. This is a result of warming ocean temperatures and corals are expected to endure this stress through October.
Researchers recently discovered that some phytoplankton species cause ice formation in clouds over arctic or remote oceans. The organic waste from this ocean plant life is ejected into the atmosphere via sea spray from breaking waves.
Toxins from algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay may affect human and marine species' health.
Climatologists didn't see this one coming. It looks like mosses, lichens, and blue-green algae are all major players in the Earth's complex and often-confusing carbon cycle. Now, new research has revealed how these organisms regularly release some of the most intense greenhouse gasses known to man, demanding more attention be pointed their way.
Summer is upon us, and that means one frightening truth for those living around the Great Lakes; soon, their water will start turning disturbing greens, browns, and reds. Soon, signs will start appearing at your favorite watering holes that advise against swimming. And for Lake Erie, the worst harmful algae bloom (HAB) ever measured might be right around the corner.
A toxic algae bloom is spreading along the West Coast, and it may be the largest one scientists have ever seen.
Coral reefs worldwide are taking a beating from global warming, and while new research shows that a certain species of invasive microbe may protect them, it comes at a cost.
Ancient algae, which managed to survive and adapt to climate change millions of years ago, are showing scientists how this phenomenon may impact today's organisms dealing with a warming world, according to new research.
Lake Erie, like a good portion of US waters, has always been vulnerable to large harmful algae blooms (HABs). However, a new study has revealed that this vulnerability has been on the rise in recent years, making it harder for officials to prevent threats to public health.