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Things Are Good: Eat Shrimp Made of Red Algae

Industrial fishing is killing life in the oceans at an alarming rate, so much so that the loss of life undersea is contributing to climate change. In fact, one tiny thing many people can do to fight climate change is to simply cut fish out of their diet. One company, New Wave Foods, in California […]

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Things Are Good: Small Algae Canopy Produces as Much Oxygen as a Forest

Algae is amazing and as we find more ways to use the powerful, small, creatures we’ll improve our carbon footprints. Already algae is used to clean sewage, clean landfills, and so much more.

This week at the Milan Expo EcoLogics Studio revealed their algae canopy for urban centres. The canopy provides shade while cleaning the . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Small Algae Canopy Produces as Much Oxygen as a Forest

The Disaffected Lib: There’s This Story Making the Rounds…

It’s an item from Reuters that has been picked up by a number of newspapers, including The Globe & Mail.  It concerns a study that found one species of algae has managed to adapt fairly quickly to warming and more acidic oceans.

What’s interesting is that the authors of the study went to great lengths . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: There’s This Story Making the Rounds…

Things Are Good: Formula E Will Get Power from Algae

I’m looking forward to the start of Formula E next month, and it’s exciting to hear that the racing league has signed on with Aquafuel to power their cars with algae. Formula E is the all-electric alternative to the popular Formula 1 racing league. Algae will be used to power the mobile generators that will . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Formula E Will Get Power from Algae

Things Are Good: Plastic From Bacteria and Algae

This short news report covers some cool new plastic production from bacteria and algae done by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

Via Reddit.

Things Are Good: Algae-Powered Building Opens This Week

Algae can be used for all sorts of wonderful things from cleaning up oil to producing energy. Architects in Hamburg have built a building that uses algae to power the complex and it opens this week. The building is meant to be a demonstration of cutting-edge sustainable architecture.

“Using bio-chemical processes in the façade . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Algae-Powered Building Opens This Week

Eclectic Lip: Steven Chu’s “Time to Fix the Wiring” at four years

Former US Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s recent resignation — his farewell letter is here — is no doubt celebrated in the fuel cell quarters as passionately (or more so) than it is mourned in the rest of cleantech. Early in his term, Chu infamously argued (infamously, at least, to fuel cell enthusiasts) that fuel cell . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Steven Chu’s “Time to Fix the Wiring” at four years

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Lake Winnipeg is “Threatened Lake of the Year 2013″

Canada’s third largest freshwater lake in serious trouble by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 4, 2013: A report by a Germany-based international environmental foundation is reminding Canadians of the consequences of neglecting the responsibility to protect the environment. On World Wetland Day, Feb. 2, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) declared Lake Winnipeg the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Lake Winnipeg is “Threatened Lake of the Year 2013″