Samples of a “green scum” reported by visitors to Lake Superior beaches from Cornucopia to Sandy Bay on July 14-15 were confirmed to contain a species of blue-green algae. By July 15, the algae bloom was breaking up
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies urged the Environmental Protection Agency on July 19 to allow water quality trading for waters other than those that have total maximum daily load plans for restoration.
The water at 11 of Taiwan’s most popular beaches, which were inspected last week, is of good quality, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday
Native plants may help cut phosphorus flows - ABC South West WA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Western Australian researchers are investigating whether strategic plantings of native flora could help reduce phosphorus flows into south-west waterways
Texas A&M; researchers: Brazos likely source of ‘dead zones in Gulf | The Eagle | Bryan/College Station, Texas - The Eagle
Texas A&M; scientists with the Texas Sea Grant College Program recently discovered that the cause of hypoxic zones off the Texas Coast likely isn’t caused by water pouring from the mouth of the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico, as they’d previously believed
“Lakes Erie and St. Clair are the warmest and most eutrophic of the Great Lakes, and they are supplied by rivers such as the Maumee and the Thames, which are possibly the most likely rivers in this system to provide for spawning and recruitment of bigheaded carps.”
I don’t show off the bay in August. Three summers ago a mat of green algae about three inches thick clung to the beach. I remember it vividly because I regularly run those trails in the summer and finish with a swim and a relaxing beach walk back to the trailhead. The algae, drying and turning brown, was as thick and nasty as week-old pudding.
The Chesapeake Bay Commission recently released a report concerning the feasibility of nutrient trading for the Bay.