posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM
The algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this summer was the largest on record and left behind a thick, paint-like scum that covered an area roughly the size of New York City, government scientists said Tuesday.
posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM
Ohio's lawmakers are taking their first step toward slowing the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated the drinking water for more than 400,000 people. Legislation approved in the state House would ban farmers in much of...
posted on April 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM
A Midwest ethanol plant takes its algae operation to the next level. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency tells farmers the EPA is not targeting agriculture. Mother Nature delays spring planting in the north, while deadly storms wreak...
posted on April 21, 2011 at 5:04 PM
A Midwestern ethanol company has harnessed what they call "the next generation of renewable fuel" -- algae-based biofuel. Their towering vials of churning green biomass are known as photobioreactors.
posted on January 29, 2010 at 2:01 PM
The Agriculture Department estimates about 33 percent of this year's record 13.2 billion bushel corn crop will be used to produce ethanol.
posted on October 16, 2009 at 12:10 PM
Americans looking to Wall Street for signs of an economic recovery witnessed an emotional rally this week.