A free smartphone app is letting people report oil spills, debris fields and even algae blooms and jellyfish swarms in waterways around the world. The Marine Defenders app lets people instantly file reports that go to a central pollution database and can swiftly be routed… Continue reading App Helps People Worldwide Report on Oil Spills, Debris Fields, Algae Blooms, Jellyfish Swarms
[USA] For years, those fishing in East Coast waterways have faced bans on felt-soled boots and urgings that they scrub their gear to Continue reading New ‘rock snot’ research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear
Researchers concerned with global environmental issues have sought to create a greener planet by inventing a fully automated system that is capable of growing algae year-round. Algae are an incredibly diverse group of photosynthesizing organisms which scientists have… Continue reading Algae Grown Year-Round for a Greener Planet
Two manmade islands, designed to combat a blue-green algae problem, are floating on Cullaby Lake. The Skipanon Watershed Council, in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, joined the community to plant a second floating wetland island at Cullaby Lake County Park near Gearhart earlier this month… Continue reading Wetland ‘islands’ launched in Cullaby Lake to deter algae
Saturday is the last day Brevard County homeowners will be allowed to fertilize their yards. Well, most homeowners in the county, that is. Melbourne officials said their city isn’t going along with the plan, which is designed to help the health of the Indian River Lagoon… Continue reading Fertilizer ban takes effect Sunday in Brevard County
The discovery of more than 100 dead fish in a local pond prompted an investigation Friday by a state game warden.
Pottawatomie County Game Warden Mike France was called out to that… Continue reading Fish mystery solved: Game warden determines cause of fish killed in local pond
Swimmers using Hampstead Heath’s ponds have been warned not to get too close to poisonous algae and scum forming on the water. Signs have been posted at the entrance warning pond users not to consume the water and to make sure they shower after their swim. The blue-green algae can cause upset stomachs and skin and eye problems….
Washington DC – infoZine – The ultimate goal of this potentially high-impact research is to develop methods to increase yields of important crops that are harvested for food and sustainable biofuels. But if this research is successful, it may also be used to… Continue reading Feeding and Fueling the World with Harvested Sunlight