On the way back from Canada about two weeks ago, I noticed bright yellow-green particulate in Lake Erie. This was right about the time that a harmful algae bloom was reported at certain beaches in Lake County.
The Sea Scouts have been studying the water quality of Lake Erie, in particular the toxic blue-green algae blooms. They have been looking into simple ways to help provide remedies
A study published in the current issue of the journal Nature says that fertilization of the ocean with iron compounds has induced algae blooms that are accompanied by considerable CO2 drawdown in the ocean surface layer.
YORKTOWN, Va. — Researchers in Virginia are keeping an eye on red algae blooms in the Chesapeake Bay. The blooms suck oxygen from the water. That makes it difficult for marine life to survive. They are driven by warm water and excessive nutrients, and typically occur in the lower Chesapeake Bay in July or August.
HERMANN, Mo. – The Missouri River stretches more than a quarter-mile from shore to shore here, its muddy water the color of coffee with a shot of cream.
The Karenia mikimotoi algae bloom that has been affecting areas of the North West from Mayo to Donegal, and at lower concentrations down along the rest of the West coast, continues to impact on coastal marine life in several areas and has shown some signs of increase, according to the Marine Institute.
he outlook for Barnegat Bay is getting bleaker all the time. In a new multiyear study by the Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, three researchers concluded overdevelopment and the resultant pollution pose a serious threat to the Barnegat Bay/Little Egg Harbor Estuary, leading to a long-term decline in the ecosystem.
OCEANA WELCOMES NEW DANISH HELCOM CHAIRMANSHIP AND ENCOURAGES PRIORITIZATION OF WORK ON FISHERIES AND MARINE PROTECTION - Fishupdate.com
In a letter addressed to Ms. Pilsgaard, Oceana marked its appreciation for plans to tackle the human causes of eutrophication by setting country-wide nutrient reduction targets and cleaning wastewaters. However, the international marine conservation organization also emphasized the need to concurrently promote direct actions to safeguard biodiversity
The water quality of the St. Clair River has improved markedly over the past three decades, according to a number of experts participating in "The Path to a Healthy River," a day-long seminar sponsored by the Binational Public Advisory Council for the St. Clair River Area of Concern, held in Sarnia in June. With such information presented, the question remains that shouldn't a cleaner, healthier St. Clair River ultimately lead to a cleaner, healthier Lake Erie?
More polluted water could get dumped into Lake Okeechobee to boost South Florida water supplies under a new proposal to roll back restrictions on "back-pumping."
Potentially toxic algae bloom starts early in Charles River - Daily Dose: A Boston Globe blog with health news, advice, and information.
A sudden bloom of blue-green algae that has the potential to release toxins harmful to people and dogs has turned portions of the lower Charles River a scummy green several weeks earlier than in previous years.
Warm weather combined with a large algae bloom in Southeast Alaska has scientists advising extra caution to recreational shellfish harvesters.
Lakes in the Bemidji area have really “greened-up” in the last week, with a significant algae bloom caused by warm water temperatures and unused fertility in the lakes.
VERMONT — Jeff Severson has spent much of the past 50 summers at his family’s Lake Champlain camp in West Addison. But it wasn’t until two weeks ago that the born-and-raised Vermonter had ever seen blooms of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, engulf his favorite swim and fishing spot.
GIBRALTAR ISLAND, Ohio -- Last summer, harmful algae covered a Long Island-sized area of water in Lake Erie, ramping up the cost of water treatment, sickening pets, and driving tourists away from beaches.
The Returns to Best Management Practices: Evidence from Early Proposals for Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
If you’ve taken a ferry across Puget Sound recently, you may have wondered if someone dumped out cans of tomato soup in the water. Some have worried there's been an oil spill.