07 Apr '11, 10pm

Streams Cleaned by Algae

Streams Cleaned by Algae

One’s first thought of algae might be of green goopy stuff resembling moss that lines lake shores and river banks. However, recent research has shown algae biodiversity can remove harmful pollutants from stream water. University of Michigan researcher Brad Cardinale constructed over 100 manmade streams in a lab to study how the number of algae species in freshwater impacts the rate of nitrate removal. Cardinale found that a combination of eight algae species in freshwater resulted in the removal of nitrate 4.5 times faster than when only one algae species was present. Mr. Cardinale said, “If we were to maintain streams in their naturally diverse state, these streams that we love for their recreation, for their beauty, for fishing, etc. … have the tangential benefit of cleaning up our water for us. One implication (of the study) is, if we let nature do its thing, we don’t h...

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