Environment

Algal Symbiosis Could Shed Light on Dark Ocean

East Boothbay, Maine — New research has revealed a surprise twist in the symbiotic relationship between a type of salamander and the alga that lives inside its eggs. A new paper in Frontiers in Microbiology...

Hot Urban Temperatures and Tree Transpiration

Washington, DC — Shade from urban trees has long been understood to offer respite from the urban heat island effect, a phenomenon that can result in city centres that are 1-3 degrees Centigrade warmer...

A New Look at Deep-Sea Microbes

Newark, DE — Microbial cells are found in abundance in marine sediments beneath the ocean and make up a significant amount of the total microbial biomass on the planet. Microbes found deeper in the...

Algae as Living Biocatalysts for Green Industry

Bochum, Germany — Better still: living algae can be used as biocatalysts for certain substances, and they bring the co-substrate along, producing it in an environmentally friendly manner through photosynthesis....

Recycling Plastics Together, Simple and Fast

Nagano, Japan — Recycling plastic faces several challenges, one of which is recycling different types of plastics together, because they have varying properties, each of which need to be addressed...

Measuring Climate Change

Newark, DE — One of the earth’s biggest allies in the fight against global warming is the world’s oceans. Since the industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has caused carbon...

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