Researching how oil spills affect marine organisms

Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig caused a release of 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico before the well was capped on July 15, 2010. Close to 100,000 kilometers, including more than 1,000 total linear miles of coastlines in Louisiana, Alabama, Continue reading Researching how oil spills affect marine organisms

More concerns, warnings about blue-green algae at Kirkland beaches

While city officials await water quality test results from blue-green algae samples taken from Kirkland’s Waverly Beach last week, the beach remains closed. Lab results are expected by April 28.

All waterfront parks in Kirkland along Lake Washington continue to be posted with warning signs advising that toxic algae is present and that the water could be unsafe for humans and Continue reading More concerns, warnings about blue-green algae at Kirkland beaches

Local farmers seek adaptation to prevent algae blooms

BENTON TOWNSHIP – As the growing season begins, farmers are still feeling the backlash from legislatures and residents about their contribution to the watershed runoff that lead to the algae bloom on Lake Erie in 2014 that left 400,000 people in Toledo and the surrounding area without drinking water. Continue reading Local farmers seek adaptation to prevent algae blooms