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2008-07-16 09:00:00

Olympic athletes competing in waters off the east coast can literally expect smooth sailing in August, a Chinese official said Tuesday. The official, Lin Hong, said from the coastal city of Qingdao that efforts to clean up a large amount of green algae had been successful. Barriers have been erected to keep the algae from infiltrating waters where Olympic sailing events will be held, said Lin, spokeswoman for the Qingdao Emergency Center on Algae Disposal. Photos posted on sohu.com, a...

2008-07-04 15:00:24

By The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 4--JANESVILLE -- People living in areas flooded by Lake Koshkonong and the Rock River have another problem to watch out for: blue-green algae. The algae are obvious in Lake Koshkonong, said Tim Banwell, Rock County Health Department environmental health director. "It looks like you've dropped paint in the water," Banwell said. It's hard to determine the exact amount of blue-green algae, otherwise known as pond scum, in the water, so the...

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2006-05-30 14:00:00

When single-celled organisms such as sperm crack their whip-like appendages called flagella, the beating sets them in motion. But in certain colonies of green algae, flagella also boost nutrient uptake, according to surprising new research. In the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Arizona and Brown University explain how flagella allow these algae to get the energy they need to multiply and create colonies - the...

2005-10-13 13:00:00

WASHINGTON -- A one-celled creature found on a sandy beach may be in the process of kidnapping and incorporating an even tinier plant to use as a living energy source, Japanese researchers reported on Thursday. They said the newly discovered organism seems to be in the process of endosymbiosis -- in which one creature incorporates another, creating a new form of life. Scientists believe this is how many modern plants and animals evolved. They believe the chloroplasts, the green solar power...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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