The world’s oceans have been experiencing enormous blooms of jellyfish, apparently caused by overfishing, declining water quality, and rising sea temperatures. Now, scientists are trying to determine if these outbreaks could represent a “new normal” in which jellyfish increasingly supplant fish.
CLEARWATER — Last January, the Pinellas County Commission banned residents from using certain fertilizers in the summer, warning that tougher federal water pollution limits were coming and the county needed to protect its waterways.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines—Fishery officials in Northern Mindanao on Friday issued a fresh warning against the gathering, selling and eating of shellfish from Murcielagos Bay due to the presence of red tide organisms.
New Jersey adopted the nation's toughest restrictions on fertilizer today as part of a package of bills signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie to protect the fragile Barnegat Bay from further pollution.
In a victory for opponents of a proposed giant dairy in northwest Illinois, regulators are requiring the facility to submit more detailed plans for how to prevent massive amounts of manure from polluting the water.
Fish, crabs and prawns caught from the Sarawak River are not safe for human consumption as they contain high levels of coliform bacteria. State Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) controller Peter Sawal revealed that the river is among the most polluted in the state.
More than a year after former Governor John Baldacci requested help, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke issued a “fisheries disaster” declaration that makes the Maine shellfish industry eligible for federal assistance to help it recover from the combined effects of heavy rainfall and a prolonged red tide outbreak during 2009.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved California’s water quality improvement plan for restoring salmon fisheries and water quality in the Klamath River. The plan calls for massive pollution reductions for the California portion of the river, including a 57 % reduction in phosphorus, 32% in nitrogen, and 16% in carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD).
The Little Stour, which flows into the main Great Stour at Plucks Gutter, near Stourmouth in Canterbury, was included in a list of "sensitive" rivers by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Although first designated in 2007 after the Environment Agency found high levels of the pollutant nutrient phosphorous as well as excessive plant growth – known as eutrophication – it has yet to be removed from the list.
RICHMOND, Va. — The Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan Wednesday to restore the Chesapeake Bay, calling the 64,000-square-mile water pollution control project the largest ever undertaken in the United States.
State Environment and Ecology Wing’s analysis Dr T Brajakumar said,“Artificial eutrophication coupled with climate change is another threat to our wetland as it reduces oxygen level and increases carbon dioxide level in the lake water.”
AJMAN // Tens of millions of dirhams have been allocated to preserve and clean up the waterfront and beaches of Ajman to help attract more tourists. Authorities will also boost scrutiny of water polluters and work to prevent a recurrence of last year's algal bloom, which caused disruption to businesses and tourism.