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Algae and Slow Sand Filters

I just received the following message from Mike in northern California: “I am noticing changes in filter bed activity. I have some beds with algae dying, and some beds without algae at all.  The filter beds usually have a nice …
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Algae and Sewage at Cal Poly SLO

If you take the time to read my bio, you’ll see that I am a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Yeah, that always get shortened to SLO.  I also grew up in that area, and my first job …
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Algae: Our New Energy Friend?

Stop the presses! I actually just read a story in today’s LA Times that didn’t make me crazy. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-biofuels-20100805,0,7105447.story (Note that today’s graphic is from the same story.) Consistent readers of this blog will recognize a few themes that …
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The Oceans Are Getting Clearer!

My first real job was a lab assistant position with the County of San Luis Obispo, while I was a senior in high school. My main duty was to clean laboratory glassware. That’s right: I was a glorified dishwasher. But …
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A New Greenhouse Gas!

I would really like to focus on water-related topics, but somehow the LA Times won’t let me escape from the anthropogenic – human-caused – global warming (AGW) issue. As an aside, we know that this must be a serious issue …
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The Carbon Cycle

Yesterday, we got a quick look at organic chemistry, and identified several different substances that contain carbon. These include carbon by itself – as an element – carbon dioxide (CO2), and biomolecules (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.) fast cash 4 homes …
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The Wonderful World of Carbon

Unlike laws made by humans, the laws of nature cannot be broken – not even by Al Gore. We have discovered many natural laws, among them the law of conservation of matter. This law states that matter cannot be created …
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