Gulf of Mexico dead zone cleanup target pushed back

FRISCO — In a classic example of government double-speak, the EPA announced this week that Mississippi River Basin states want to speed the reduction of nutrients that cause a huge Gulf of Mexico dead zone, but that they’re pushing back their target date for a cleanup by 20 years. Continue reading Gulf of Mexico dead zone cleanup target pushed back

Bill would support algal bloom research, potentially help Pinto Lake

WATSONVILLE >> Toxic algal blooms polluting rivers and lakes is an emerging water quality issue. In California, decentralized monitoring efforts make it difficult for scientists to conduct sufficient research for creating health standards. Continue reading Bill would support algal bloom research, potentially help Pinto Lake