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|10/3/2016 - Chemical fertilizers are destroying our supplies of clean water by feeding blooms of toxic algae, scientists and water officials have warned.
The problem has come into sharp focus recently as lakes across California have been closed due to blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae....
|7/8/2016 - A state of emergency has been declared in four counties in Florida due to the formation of excessive toxic algae in the state's ocean waters. After having to temporarily shut down a slew of Florida beaches over July 4th weekend because of the presence of algae, the problem has since escalated, and put...
|5/28/2016 - An algal bloom that carries a potent neurotoxin is spreading hundreds of miles along Patagonia's coast, and the Chilean salmon farming industry is being blamed for what is quickly becoming Chile's worst environmental crisis in modern times.
The algal bloom has been rendering seafood toxic, and depriving...
|4/21/2016 - Scientists from Oregon State University have discovered that a compound found in algae can fight two of the most aggressive types of cancer out there: triple negative breast cancer and brain tumors. The findings were presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting last month in San Diego.
|3/29/2016 - Engineers have said that the day of carbon-free, unlimited energy is coming, and a French company just took a step toward that goal.
The company says it plans to fly a "zero-emission" plane from Paris to New York City, powered by nothing more than sunlight and some algae. Founder and pilot Raphael...
|8/28/2015 - Scientists believe that a toxic algae bloom now stretching from California to Alaska could be responsible for poisoning marine mammals across the North American west coast. The bloom is growing in a giant mass of abnormally warm water that has come to be known as "the Blob" and has been positioned off...
|5/21/2015 - The merging of technology and nature seems to be what London-based ecoLogicStudio is all about. However, the company's revolutionary new Urban Algae Canopy prototype sets a fresh standard for futuristic bio-digital architecture, combining the best of integrated material, spatial, and technological mastery...
|4/10/2015 - Farmers may be able to harness the algal blooms caused by agricultural runoff into a viable product, thereby preventing dead zones in not just local waterways but across larger regions, according to a new study conducted by researchers from and presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of...
|3/8/2015 - Shedding new light on the dangers associated with cultivating genetically engineered organisms, which have the potential to spread into the wild, a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin explains how genes can transfer from one species to another and become a permanent part of the other species,...
|12/8/2014 - When assessing the most healing foods on the planet, it is very difficult to compile a list that doesn't contain algae. Health nuts have admired this dark green super food for quite some time, due to its comprehensive benefits to the human body.
So what is it specifically about algae that makes it...
|10/29/2014 - Runoff from urban and agricultural pollution in Hawaii appears to be causing tumors that are the main cause of death for endangered green sea turtles, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
|6/2/2014 2:43:20 PM - A popular "green" cleaning product brand is quietly switching away from palm oil in its laundry detergent formula to an artificial oil produced using synthetic biology, or SynBio. Ecover, which owns the Method line of consumer products, recently announced that its so-called "natural" laundry detergent...
|3/28/2014 - Although humans cannot produce energy from sunlight the way plants can, we do actually need sunlight to produce one essential nutrient, vitamin D.
The human body can also use vitamin D that it gets from its diet -- but like the sugars found in plants, the ultimate source of dietary vitamin D is also...
|3/26/2014 - Many have raved about superfood spirulina's overall health benefits, and there have been studies supporting their claims. One study in Korea focused on type II diabetes patients to determine if spirulina would alleviate diabetes symptoms enough to be considered a valuable functional food, a food that...
|3/6/2014 - In arctic and alpine regions around the world, people hiking through certain patches of snow may notice that they are leaving behind pinkish or reddish footprints, and their boots and pants may even get stained bright red.
The color, combined with a strong scent similar to that of watermelon, has...
|1/2/2014 - The process by which common algae is converted into usable biofuel just got a whole lot more environmentally friendly and efficient thanks to new discoveries recently made at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Researchers there have reportedly come up...
|7/21/2013 - A study published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Nature Geoscience journal discusses the potential of the algae growth caused by melting glaciers in Greenland, is actually having a positive effect on the environment.
Sure, there are discussions of the algae providing new types...
|5/13/2013 - In what he describes as "the mother of all conspiracy theories," an Arizona-based talk radio host says the powers that be are intentionally destroying large bodies of water in a bid to create a multi-trillion-dollar biofuel industry.
According to Dave Hodges, who laid out the details on his website...
|3/20/2013 - Next time you notice green slime growing in a pool or pond, take a second look. Incredibly, that bit of algae could be the secret to solving our war related financial difficulties and environmental troubles. As an incredible source of alternative energy, algae is used in a variety of innovative ways....
|11/10/2012 - The simple, single celled algae that comprise superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, marine plankton, or blue-green algae (which some now consider a bacteria) are self-feeding photosynthetic (needing sunlight) organisms that grow in lakes, man-made pools, and the ocean.
In addition to using green...
|2/20/2011 - Engineers and scientists from around the world have been exploring the possibility of producing "green" fuel using natural algae, and they say that one day it could revolutionize the fuel production industry and lessen or eliminate reliance on petroleum-based fossil fuels. But a study presented by the...
|1/20/2011 - One of the simple truths of superior health is that water from plants is healthier than tap water or "processed water." Plants structure the water, arranging molecules into a life-supporting pattern that's far more complex and advanced than simple H2O. This is one of the reasons why juicing water vegetables...
|11/22/2010 - E3Live, an edible form of blue-green algae called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae(AFA), is known as a green super food. AFA means invisible flower of the water. AFA is a fresh water plant known as cyanophyta. Cyanphota grow in water, soil, on the bark of trees, and on rocks. It is estimated that there are...
|10/13/2010 - It's great news for NaturalNews readers: The NaturalNews Store has just started carrying a premium chlorella superfood product that delivers potent nutrition. This premium-grade chlorella is from the Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Co., and it is considered to be among the very top sources of chlorella...
|9/6/2010 - Open-ocean microalgae is responsible for consuming about one fifth of all carbon dioxide taken up by global plant-life, and the oxygen they produce through photosynthesis is essential for the survival of life on Earth. More ocean algae means that more carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere to...
|10/30/2009 - There's mercury everywhere around us, it seems. It's in the food (seafood), the medicines (vaccines) and even the lights (compact fluorescent lights). And that doesn't even cover mercury fillings still used by crazed dentists who insist mercury is "perfectly safe" to chew on!
All the sane people...
|9/18/2009 - Today's scientists are only beginning to grasp the incredible nutritional value of blue-green algae and spirulina, but these superfoods have a reputation that reaches far back into history. A form of blue-green algae was consumed regularly hundreds of years ago by Aztecs, while spirulina was a favorite...
|9/18/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Viktoras Kulvinskas shares on what we can learn about longevity and living nutrition from other cultures around the world.
Rawkathon with Viktoras Kulvinskas. Viktoras Kulvininskas...
|5/29/2009 - One reason the emergence of H1N1, also called swine flu, has caused so much concern -- and near hysteria in some cases -- is the memory of the painful and often fatal outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) back in 2003. Over several months, this devastating viral respiratory illness, caused...
|4/7/2009 - Scientists at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom are conducting research into ways to use algae to not only remove global warming-causing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but also in the synthesis of new biofuels that do not compete with food production.
Algae is being eagerly investigated...
|9/4/2008 - Research by two Kansas State University scientists could help with the large-scale cultivation and manufacturing of oil-rich algae in oceans for biofuel. K-State's Zhijian "Z.J." Pei, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Wenqiao "Wayne" Yuan, assistant professor...
|8/14/2008 - In previous articles and product reviews here on NaturalNews, we've covered some astonishing superfoods. The most impressive of those have been derived from microalgae: Astaxanthin, Chlorella, Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae.
Now, a new microalgae product has emerged in the natural products market...
|5/18/2008 - A French nutraceuticals company has announced the launch of an algae extract product intended to reduce the hardening of arteries. Diana Naturals' HealSea is an extract of Fucus vesiculosus, a brown algae. According to the company, the extract has been shown in clinical trials to increase the body's...
|4/2/2008 - A team of researchers has developed a method for extracting fucoidans and other polysaccharides from brown marine algae, and is working to develop commercial beverage applications for the ingredient. The research was presented at the Health Sea International Symposium in Granville, France.
|11/8/2006 - A swimming pool or pond in your back yard, while a nice feature, usually involves using a lot of harsh chemicals to control algae, but an ultrasonic device by LG Sound stands to change that.
The new device is called the LG Sonic Algae Control, and uses an underwater sound emitter called a transducer...
|6/14/2005 - Amazing things truly do come in small packages. One of your most powerful weapons against cancer is chlorella -- a unicellular, green algae. This tiny algae packs a powerful punch. In Prescription for Dietary Wellness, Phyllis A. Balch explains, "Chlorella…contains the highest chlorophyll level per...
|6/11/2005 - Nature can provide you with valuable weapons against cancer, but like all things, it's up to you to use them. Although the Japanese have known about and used spirulina for medicinal purposes for years, this form of microalgae is still not "mainstream" in American diets. Spirulina natively grows in alkaline,...
|10/25/2004 - Mike: For our readers who may not be familiar with microalgae and spirulina, can you give a brief overview of what we're talking about, and about what role your company plays in the industry?
Gerry: Okay, well first of all, I'd like to point out that Cyanotech, the name comes from cyanobacteria or...
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|8/7/2004 - On this website we discuss the ignorance of western medical doctors and medical institutions with such frequency that it hardly seems unusual to find another case of health ignorance worth mentioning, but every once in a while, another article or news item is released by a so-called "credible" institution...
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