TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers gave final approval Monday to measures limiting the amount of pollution-causing nutrients entering Barnegat Bay, upgrading storm basins in the region and requiring contractors to restore soil to its original condition once work is done.
A Temuka fisherman believes health warnings on the Opihi River should extend to the fishery. Health authorities issued warnings last week after algal bloom was found in the Opihi and Pareora rivers. Water surveys found moderate levels of the potentially toxic blue-green algae Phormidium, which is accumulating along the river edges.
Harmful algal blooms (HAB), lethal for human beings and marine ecosystems alike, are steadily increasing in intensity in the Indian waters. Researchers have found out that the toxic blooms had increased by around 15 per cent over the last 12 years in Indian seas.
Dubai: Satellite imagery showing patches of algae off the east coast are not a harmful algal bloom, marine biologists from the Ministry of Environment and Water have confirmed, though the threat lingers.
Charles Yarish is, by his own definition, a seaweed enthusiast. Over his 35-year career, the Stamford professor of ecology and evolutionary biology has followed his marine algae instincts around the world, studying seaweeds’ relationships, their physiology, and their interactions with the world around them. Yarish’s most recent endeavor will use seaweeds to clean up pollution from human sources, as well as waste from fish and even people.
On average days, there is a little algae in the water. After a storm, there may be 100 times more, because so much nitrogen and phosphorus – the basics of fertilizer – is flushed into the Chesapeake Bay.
China is mulling over raising sewage treatment charges in 2011 to curb the losses of water treatment enterprises in China, according to Sun Xuetao, head of the Water Resources Division of the Ministry of Water Resources.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) lifted on Wednesday the ban on gathering and eating shellfish from the coast of Bataan and other areas of Manila Bay, allowing thousands of families dependent on the shellfish industry to return to their trade.
The ministry imposed sanctions on the Dan Region Water Society for failure to report on time the dumping or discharge of water or wastewater into the sea and for failing to reduce the quantity of sludge discharged to sea by 15% by means of N-Viro treatment beginning in July 2010 .
Rapid development is killing New Jersey's waterways by dumping tons of fertilizer, pesticides and other pollutants into rivers, bays and the Atlantic Ocean, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's leading environmental groups.