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Global Management Of Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carries a Big Price Tag
2014-04-03 11:22:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment estimates that the global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually. Biofoulers are organisms that accumulate underwater on hard surfaces, to...

2013-11-07 16:31:37

Bio-based product for controlling zebra and quagga mussels provides environmentally responsible alternative to chlorine and other toxic chemicals DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management products for agriculture and water, announced today that the state of California has issued a Certificate of Pesticide Registration for Zequanox(®) to control invasive zebra and quagga...

Study Shows Zebra Mussels Resistant To Deadly Toxin
2013-10-03 16:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Already known as a menace around the Great Lakes, with a “Tribble-like” capacity to reproduce, zebra mussels are unaffected by a deadly toxin that wipes out other freshwater mussels, according to a new study in the Journal of Proteome Research. When blue-green algae flourish in freshwater, they release a toxin that stresses and weakens most freshwater mussels, but not zebra mussels. Study researchers said the finding is bad...

2012-09-13 02:23:20

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) announced today that it has been chosen for the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Listing(TM), and earned the distinction as one of the five early market leaders generating revenues beyond $5 million. The selection of MBI to the list was based largely on its groundbreaking product Zequanox(®), the industry's first selective and environmentally compatible solution for the control of invasive zebra and quagga...

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2012-08-30 16:15:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Alien species have invaded! A national park that is. Park officials have closed down Crater Lake to scuba divers due to invasive species. The lake goes down to depths of 1,943 feet, and is both the deepest and clearest lake in the U.S. It has become famous to scuba divers for its strange peat moss formations, tunnels and steep crater walls. Park ecologists have shut down the lake as they try and develop a plan to keep out...

2012-08-21 10:20:52

BANGOR, Mich., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, today announced the groundbreaking of the Marrone Michigan Manufacturing facility in Bangor, Michigan. MBI CEO Pam Marrone was joined by Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Bangor Mayor Jennifer Carpio-Zeller to celebrate the occasion....

2012-03-13 06:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., Mar. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a dry formulation of Zequanox® (registration number 84059-15), a biological product for controlling invasive mussels within enclosed systems and infrastructures. Zequanox is the first biopesticide available for controlling invasive zebra and...

2011-07-29 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading provider of effective, natural pest management products for agriculture and water resource management, today announced it is celebrating its five year anniversary. Since incorporating in June 2006, MBI has experienced rapid growth as it delivers on its mission to fill unmet pest management needs in agriculture and water resource management. Over the past five years, the company has developed a diverse and...

2011-06-14 14:21:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in the Conneaut Outlet immediately below the lake. "The small number suggests that the current population of zebra mussels is...

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2011-04-14 13:15:00

The ongoing spread of non-native mussels in the Great Lakes has caused "massive, ecosystem-wide changes" throughout lakes Michigan and Huron, two of the planet's largest freshwater lakes, according to a new University of Michigan-led study. The blitzkrieg advance of two closely related species of mussels"”the zebra and quagga"”is stripping the lakes of their life-supporting algae, resulting in a remarkable ecological transformation and threatening the multibillion-dollar U.S....