November 11, 2011
Algae Monitor Damage Due to Gold Rush
Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
A rush to mine for gold has taken over throughout the world, fueled by an economic downturn, high gold prices and improved mining technologies.
But concerned conservationists are trying to halt the rush. They hope that a miniscule single-celled organism, called a diatom, can lead the fight.
TAGGED: mining, gold, algae, diatoms