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  • Green machine: a new push for pond scum power

    Just the basic facts make you wonder why algae aren"t powering our civilisation already. The single-celled phytoplankton produce half our planet"s oxygen and are the fastest-growing green organisms known. In shallow seawater ponds on land, they can use sunlight and sewage to turn concentrated carbon dioxide - flue gas from coal burning, say - into usable hydrocarbons, half of which can almost be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BioLargo Selected as Founding Member of Canadian Government Backed Research Chair to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Oil Sands Industry Contaminated Water and Tailings Ponds Problems

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a founding member of a Canadian ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Often-overlooked yet potent pollutant nitrous oxide poses Ozone and climate risks, UN warns

    Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), an often-overlooked yet potent gas, could nearly double by 2050 and thus potentially undermine gains in the ozone layer recovery and exacerbate climate change. Drawing Down N2O to Protect Climate and the Ozone Layer, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), warns that nitrous oxide is now the most important ozone-depleting emission and the third most ...

  • BioLargo AOS Water Filter: A Technical Breakthrough- Pilot Organizing

    I write to update you about our BioLargo AOS water filter technology and the proposed Canadian pilot project featuring our technology. The pilot is being spearheaded by the University of Alberta and arose from the evaluation of our technology by the NSERC Research Chair, as well as our ongoing work with the researchers. The purpose of the pilot is to engineer our filter technology to develop a ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • BioLargo Receives Patent for AOS Filter Design

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,679,515 entitled, "Activated Carbon Associated with Alkaline or Alkali Iodide" by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"). This new patent provides protection for its BioLargo® AOS Filter, "Advanced Oxidation System" and covers methods for activating carbon with advanced iodine technology to promote ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • CO2 capture and storage gains a growing foothold

    On a placid bend of the Ohio River in West Virginia sit two coal-fired power plants. The Philip Sporn Plant boasts four boilers from the 1950s, surrounded by mountains of coal and a series of man-made lakes to contain the toxic residue of its coal-burning. A faint haze emanates from its main smokestack, the only visible sign of the thousands of tons of acid-rain-forming sulfur dioxide, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Impact of floods on soils

    A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water’s effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation is an important soil attribute that is related to the physical-chemical state of the soil, and is one of the essential processes that determine soil quality. During the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Proposed Plan Meeting Scheduled for Escambia Treating Company Superfund Site

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a public meeting will be held to discuss the Proposed Plan for the SWMU 10 area at the Escambia Treating Company (ETC) Superfund Site, which presents the EPA’s recommended approach for the SMWU 10 cleanup, on August 19, 2014 at 6 pm at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 3600 North Palafox. EPA will accept public comments ...

  • ARCO pays US$2.7m to contain waste at old copper mine

    The Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, has been ordered to reimburse the federal government US$2.77 million for work already performed to clean up abandoned wastes from the Anaconda copper mine that are contaminating air and water in central Nevada. The order issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency also requires ARCO to fund and develop a plan for a technical assistance program to ...

  • Vehicle emissions target aims too low

    Many vehicles adhering to the proposed Euro 5 benchmark - the EU's toughest ever emissions standard - would be considered too dirty for American roads. While it may be easy to dismiss the US as a global eco-villain, Europeans may have something to learn from their gas-guzzling cousins across The Pond when it comes to clean cars. Pressure group the European Federation for Transport and ...

  • BioLargo`s Patented AOS Filter Receives Additional Validation for Use in Water Treatment

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced it has achieved an important milestone in the pilot testing currently underway at the University of Alberta's center of excellence serving the oil and gas industry. The company's Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) Filter has been proven successful at replicating earlier proof of claim results and confirmed the role of advanced oxidation within the AOS Filter ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Two new CIWEM books released

    CIWEM en Aqua Enviro have released two new CIWEM ‘Good Practice in Water & Environmental Management’ books: ‘Biological & Submerged Aerated Filters’ by H. Rundle, and ‘Natural Wastewater Treatment’ by D. D. Mara. ‘Biological & Submerged Aerated Filters’ by H. Rundle The author, now an independent ...

  • Peracetic Acid visual test strip is safe and easy to use

    Peracetic acid is a versatile disinfectant and powerful oxidizer, used in a wide range of applications primarily in the food industry. Industrial Test Systems, Inc., manufacturer of accurate colorimetric water test kits, including instrumentation, announces its latest field test, WaterWorks™ Peracetic Acid (#480065) test strips. WaterWorks™ Peracetic Acid test strips are a quick and ...

  • Ecosphere announces global licensing opportunities for Ozonix(R) Water Treatment Technology

    Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company, today announced a list of available industries and applications where its patented Ozonix(R) technology can be licensed to replace harmful liquid chemicals in water treatment operations around the world. "Following the successful rollout of our patented Ozonix(R) ...

  • BioLargo Launches Water Company Showcasing its BioLargo AOS Filter

    BioLargo, Inc. today announced the formation of BioLargo Water, Inc. (www.BioLargoWater.com), a wholly owned subsidiary formed to showcase the company's "advanced oxidation systems," including its new AOS Filter, a product in development specifically designed to eliminate common, troublesome, and dangerous (toxic) contaminates in water in a fraction of the time of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • EPA selects students at U.C. Riverside to receive sustainable design funding

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a total of about $45,000 in grants to three student teams at the University of California, Riverside to design an innovative way to generate power, and develop a lawn mower and a backyard barbeque that will emit less air pollution. The students competed for grants by submitting research proposals to develop sustainable, alternative methods ...

  • Help students think like soil scientists

    Emphasizing cross-disciplinary concepts in teaching soil science courses, such as mass-volume relationships, can help undergraduates learn real-world, problem-solving skills that are crucial to their success in soil science careers. Drs. Josh Heitman and Michael Vepraskas, North Carolina State University Soil Science Department, highlighted this need for quantitative measurement skills in an ...

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