Environment

Seafood Study Finds Plastic in All Samples

Exeter, UK — A study of five different seafoods has found traces of plastic in every sample tested. Researchers bought oysters, prawns, squid, crabs and sardines from a market in Australia and analysed...

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....

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