April 21, 2011

More algae biodiversity cleans streams

Illustrating the importance of biodiversity, a study conducted by ecologist Brad Cardinale of the University of Michigan in the USA finds that habitats containing eight different species of algae removed the pollutant nitrate from the water 4.5 times faster than streams containing just one.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110406/full/news.2011.216.html?s=news_rss
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0407-hance_water_biodiversity.html

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