BAY LAKE: County issues toxic algae warning for lake

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department last week issued an alert about a toxic algae bloom in Bay Lake. Because of the algae, the lake is unsafe for people and pets. People should keep children and pets away from areas with algae, and should not swim, wade, water ski or fish in areas with algae, the department said in a news release… Continue reading BAY LAKE: County issues toxic algae warning for lake

Sediment Damaging Reef

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Weekly Planet: We have the tools to clean up Lake Champlain

As a kid, a highlight of my summers was spending time in and around Lake Champlain. It still is. A summer is simply not complete without at least one dip in the lake, a ferry trip across to New York, camping or biking along its shores and a visit to one of the many beaches… Continue reading Weekly Planet: We have the tools to clean up Lake Champlain

Researching algae in space and extreme environments

By sending algae into space, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and his team will be able to study some of the key mechanisms that control plant growth and photosynthesis.

The work by plant physiologist Autar Mattoo with USDA’s Agricultural… Continue reading Researching algae in space and extreme environments

Some local restaurant owners believe there’s something fishy about catches from Lake Erie

The advent of spring and summer means we can now look for perch, walleye and our other favorite Lake Erie fish on local restaurant menus. The warmer months also introduce to the lake raw sewage after heavy storms, phosphorus runoff from fertilizer and algae blooms,… Continue reading Some local restaurant owners believe there’s something fishy about catches from Lake Erie