“Magic Soil” a Green Solution to Red Tide

Liu Jia reports for the Chinese Academy of Sciences that a “magic soil” made out of modified clays has proven effective in fighting red tide along China’s coastal waters and has now been introduced to other countries including Chile, the United States and Peru. The “magic soil” won second prize…

Genetic early warning for algal blooms

In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algal bloom, unveiling never-before-seen interactions between algae and bacteria that are thought to propagate their growth. The work also opens up the possibility…