Here Are the Five Best Ways to Fight Climate Change, Ranked by Scientists

Global warming is a great big problem, and this week, the Obama Administration announced new rules to help tackle carbon pollution from power plants in the United States. While cutting emissions from U.S. power plants will make a dent in global emissions, there are 800 gigatons of… Continue reading Here Are the Five Best Ways to Fight Climate Change, Ranked by Scientists

Bacteria, Eelgrass, and Harmful Algal Blooms: Understanding the Relationship

Misunderstood Microbes: In a culture seemingly gripped by an antibacterial fervor, where the very mention of a microbe might bring a handshake to a grinding halt, perhaps we should think again about the zeitgeist that vilifies these microorganisms… Continue reading Bacteria, Eelgrass, and Harmful Algal Blooms: Understanding the Relationship

Milford Lake placed under a public health warning for blue-green algae

On Thursday the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) placed Milford under a warning for blue-green algae. Based upon sampling results and established health risk levels from the previous sampling season, the state placed Milford Lake in Clay, Geary and Dickinson counties under a health warning which indicates high levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected… Continue reading Milford Lake placed under a public health warning for blue-green algae

Plant operators get ready to deal with summer algal toxins

PORT CLINTON — After heavy spring rain, scientists are expecting harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie again this summer. And that means water treatment plant operators will once again be looking for ways to make sure the toxin the algae can produce, called microcystin, doesn’t get into drinking water… Continue reading Plant operators get ready to deal with summer algal toxins

Blue-green algae back on Willen Lake South, Milton Keynes

BLUE-GREEN algae has been spotted at Willen Lake South in Milton Keynes. Watersport activity had to be stopped on the lake last year because of the problem, and the Parks Trust has advised that it is back again.

Watersports fans can still use the lake at present, and Briony Fox, Parks Trust head of community engagement, said that she hoped removing some of the weeds in the lake would help the watercourse return to normal in a fortnight… Continue reading Blue-green algae back on Willen Lake South, Milton Keynes

Govt urged to promote algae bio-fuel products

CHENNAI: Chemical Industries Association, an apex body representing a cross section of chemical industries based in Chennai, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider promoting algae bio-fuel products. India imports around 180 million tonnes of crude oil, around 110 million tonnes… Continue reading Govt urged to promote algae bio-fuel products

Murky Substance in River Probably Caused by Algae Bloom

TWIN FALLS • The state Department of Environmental Quality is awaiting results of one final lab test to determine what murky substance infested the Snake River last month. So far, most indications point to an algae bloom, said Balthasar Buhidar, regional water quality manager with the DEQ… Continue reading Murky Substance in River Probably Caused by Algae Bloom

World Oceans Day 2014: Together, We Have the Power to Protect the Ocean

World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity once a year to honor our world’s ocean that connects us all, and this weekend you can join with people in communities around the world to mark the day in a special way. After all, no matter where we live­­—from California… Continue reading World Oceans Day 2014: Together, We Have the Power to Protect the Ocean