Terminus of the Recherchebreen glacier in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, about 760 miles from the North Pole.
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To fully understand the extent of climate-related dangers the Arctic – and our planet – is facing, we must focus on organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye.
Trichodesmium) bloom in the Coral Sea, captured on 1 September 2019 by the Landsat 8 satellite. The interaction between the physics and biology of the ocean is manifested in these green filaments that snake through the currents.
The ocean absorbs a quarter of the CO₂ emitted by humans, thanks in particular to phytoplankton, including diazotrophs. Knowing how to model them is crucial to understanding the ocean’s role in climate.
Microalgae are a diverse group of microscopic aquatic organisms.
The research reviewed the available evidence on microalgae as food supplements, livestock feeds, biofertilisers, biostimulants and biochar feedstocks.
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Microalgae can take control, gather, and stick to microplastics on their surface, regardless of their size.
Chlorella, a species of microalgae grown for the ALG-AD project in Devon.
The inside of story of a pioneering programme to convert nitrogen into microalgae that can generate sustainable animal feed.
New developments in microalgae cultivation are helping to propel the potential of renewable biofuels to combat climate change.
Farmed red tilapia, Thai Mueang, Thailand.
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Fish farms feed millions of people around the world, but they also consume a lot of fish that are dried or ground up to make aquafeed. Researchers are developing more sustainable alternatives.
Corals glow in neon shades during a 2010 bleaching episode at Palawan, Philippines.
Ryan Goehrung/University of Washington.
While most corals turn ghostly white when they bleach, some turn neon purple. Scientists were baffled – until now.
Microalgae taste like grass and are packed with nutrients.
How to grow microalgae to perfection.
Pétur Már Gunnarsson
Soybean cultivation for animal feed is destroying rainforests across the world. Microalgae may be the Amazon’s closest ally.