Read our Spring 2012 Newsletter
Take a look at our Spring 2012 newsletter. It talks about all the exciting things that have happened over the last couple of months like getting a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation and being named a steward of the Spiral Jetty.
December 2011: Breaking News on Bioprospecting in Utah
Bioprospecting is all the rage in the scientific community. It has become so big the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands (FFSL) requires organizations to notify them from before removing certain microorganisms, or fungi from state land.
Always on the cutting edge, GSLI has been busily involved with the new Bioprospecting Act:
For all the details read the press release.
People think of prospectors and one of the first things that come to mind is a gold prospector, a person who rushed into unknown territory to find something valuable. Bioprospecting is no different. It is the search for and collection of biological material that could be valuable. For example, it may be possible to make biofuel from the extreme algae living in Great Salt Lake. Research may turn those algae into a profitable fuel. If that’s possible, one might say we’ve struck gold.