I wrote a bit ago (as did several others) about the bioengineered bug that can turn CO2 into a potential fuel source. Now there's a study about how we can engineer ponds to efficiently produce pond scum (i.e., wondrous algae) all over the USA, that can be a feedstock for fuel production, too.
(I wonder if David Biello has seen this one.)
Anyway, between this and the recent discovery that sea urchins use nickel as a catalyst to make calcium carbonate, which might be an excellent way to scrub CO2 out of fossil fuel -burning energy plants (which might unfortunately remove incentive for nuclearization, but that's a topic for another day), we might yet be able to turn around the climate change bus.
Going green: U.S. equipped to grow serious amounts of pond scum for fuel
|" Seriously, babe, I could be converted into biodiesel! "|