Feds clear algae-fighting pumps for Jordan Lake

RALEIGH — A fleet of solar-powered water pumps has been cleared for deployment in the huge Jordan Lake reservoir.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the hotly debated SolarBee project, finding that the weighty floating devices won’t significantly impact the lake’s “human or natural environment.”… Continue reading Feds clear algae-fighting pumps for Jordan Lake

Meet the Jersey Shore’s Giant Algal Blob

This summer, the Jersey Shore has been visited by an oddly colored, gel-streaked presence. And—heyooo—we’re not just talking about Pauly D. No, it’s a giant blob of algae that exploded out of nowhere, overrunning a portion of the Atlantic so vast that its sliminess is visible from space.

During the warmer months, the state’s… Continue reading Meet the Jersey Shore’s Giant Algal Blob

Lake Hopatcong installs Floating Wetland Islands to help curb algae growth

When lakes become overrun with algae, the result is less than pretty. However, the solution is beautiful. In 2006, residents of Jefferson noticed a growing amount of algae and muck in Ashley Cove, a three acre section of Lake Hopatcong… Continue reading Lake Hopatcong installs Floating Wetland Islands to help curb algae growth