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You Can Now Fill Up on Algae Fuel in the Bay Area. But How Ecological Is It?

November 16, 2012 | 4:20 pm

You Can Now Fill Up on Algae Fuel in the Bay Area. But How Ecological Is It?

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To the list of things that started in the Bay Area (blue jeans, Sourdough French Bread, fortune cookies) you can now add automobile fuel made by algae. On Tuesday, four service stations in Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and Redwood City became the first in the world to pump the fuel,  which is blended with conventional […]

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Red Tide Glows Blue at Night

September 30, 2011 | 5:59 pm

Red Tide Glows Blue at Night

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It’s red! No, it’s blue! No, it’s an overgrowth of bacteria off the coast of San Diego…wait, what? Recently beach-goers in Del Mar and near Solana Beach have been noticing an incredible sight –the water glowing blue — caused by a red tide. The L.A. Times explains: The electric blue glow is caused by an […]

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