Scientists have successfully raised another transgenic plant

26.03.2013

The scientists were able to create the first plant capable to store nutrients in fats, experimenting with unique genes found in the cells of green algae. American geneticists first cultivated plant with a high content of fat and other "power-hungry" connections, which makes it suitable for the production of biofuels or as sverhkaloriynogo livestock feed, according to a paper published in the journal Plant Cell.  

"If we learn how to extract the oil from the leaves, stems and seeds, the

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In the Arctic Sea found the under-ice phytoplankton meadow

Alaska and the Bering Sea, on a non-covered ice surface of the sea can be seen green accumulation of phytoplankton. (Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video.)

June 8. Phytoplankton of the Chukchi Sea began to multiply rapidly before the spring has come. Thinning ice algae has provided the necessary sunlight for photosynthesis earlier than it should.

To assess the discovery of scientists from the American Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, to understand the lives of the Arctic Sea, adjacent to the North Pole. These seas, including the Bering and Chukchi seas, rich in nutrients, and the only thing

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China: Large-scale green algae blooms

July 5, 2013. The largest-scale green algae bloom ever recorded in the Yellow Sea has turned green. According to experts, so their active reproduction may be due to the pollution caused by actively developing industry and agriculture.

"Blooming water often follows a major hit phosphates or nitrates in the water. Whether it's agriculture, untreated sewage or any industrial plant that produces waste discharge into the water, "- said Dr. Brenda Parker, a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Over the past 6 years, this phenomenon has become an annual event. This year, the algae "wrapped up" 28 900

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Global warming has brought back to life the most northern lake Earth

Global warming has brought back to life the most northern lake Earth Facts

Kaffeklubben lake, located off the coast of Greenland, came to life again and became home to microscopic algae. This type of algae called diatom disappeared from the northernmost freshwater lake in the world more than two thousand years ago. But now, thanks to warming water microalgae newly seeded Kaffeklubbena.

The lake was formed in about 3.5 thousand years ago, when the retreating glacier formed a relief plain coast of Greenland. With the advent of a new period of cooling diatom population gradually reduced until it

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Novosibirsk researchers grow algae for biofuel

Siberian biologists and chemists grow microalgae, which will become the raw material for biofuels.

According to scientists, micro-algae — is the most promising to date biofuels. Microalgae, along with vegetable oils, waste processing of cereal, cane, sawdust and many others form the basis for the production of biofuels — an alternative oil.

According to its characteristics microalgae grown in Novosibirsk exceed terrestrial plants. They fatter: this strain to 80% by dry weight of fat. The more fat, the more energy is obtained from them.

The head of the research group of the Institute of

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Seven ways how to bring climate in order

Seven ways how to bring climate in order to save the planet

1.Capacity plankton mass

The idea is to put the water in the ocean as much as possible of the iron ions. They, in turn, will be fertile ground for habitat, reproduction and further increasing the mass of plankton. A plankton are known to actively absorbs carbon dioxide from the water, and after the death falls with it to the bottom, providing an invaluable service to the storage of greenhouse gases. The proposal made by scientists from the University of Liverpool, has successfully tested the technique on

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Toxic sardines killed 14 Madagascans

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7.04.11.Bolee dozen island residents were killed and about 120 were severe food poisoning after eating a poisonous fish. As reported by the authorities of Madagascar Toliara, located in the south-west of the country, poisoned sardine samples have been sent for examination.

This is not the first time the detection of toxic substances in fish off the coast of Madagascar.

In past times examination proved that the meat becomes poison marine life due to consumption of poisonous algae.

Then poisonous algae began actively to spread Madagascar coral reefs due to changes related c global warming.

In the world it is

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Fish in ponds Kirovoradschiny died because of the heat

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7.06.12.Vchera during a meeting of the regional commission on technogenic and ecological safety and emergency situations of resonant question for the mass death of fish in the river basin Sugokleya, reported Kirovohrad regional state administraii

Analyzed the situation head of fisheries Nicholas Rudenko.On noted that fish kill in large numbers began on May 5 and lasted for three days, and it was mainly during May karas.Dalee number of dead fish was not increased.

Mykola Rudenko noted that no water pollution by chemicals or disease or toxic substances in the dead fish were found. Among the factors that

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14.05.12.Zamor fish in the river

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Updated on May 19.

Nine tons of dead fish — this is only the beginning?

17.05.12.V Belozersky and Hola Prystan areas of rivers, lakes and quarries dotted with dead fish. According to "Hersongosryboohrany," died on May 11, more than 9 tons of fish tolstoloba also found carp, at least — walleye and pike.

Total killed approximately 1,000 individuals aged 6-7 years, the average weight of 4 to 8 pounds. About massive fish kills villagers began reporting back in early May. It has been almost two weeks and the number continues to grow, with the decay and rot in

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Near Berdyansk sea turned red. Photo

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24.07.12.More near beach resort "Berdyansk" and more — to horse — painted in red color.

Because of the heat in the high seas have been actively brown algae bloom, but no danger they represent.

As the director of the Institute DAY.ZP.UA Azov Leonid Izergin a few days ago on the water began to appear red spots. Today southwest wind "drove" algae blooms closer to shore.

"From kelp formed part of therapeutic mud. So, all is well. Let campers swim and do not worry "- said Izergin.

Only one small "but": sea water (though clear) has a distinct

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