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Toxins force closure of Anderson Lake

[18th May, 2014] The state has shut down fishing, swimming and other in-the-water activities at Anderson Lake State Park in Jefferson County. The public also is being told to keep pets out of the lake.

The park, near Chimacum, remains open for land-based activities such as picnicking, hiking, biking and horseback riding. Continue reading Toxins force closure of Anderson Lake

New Central Park fountains ‘put off our wildlife’

[18th May, 2014] Concerns have been raised that the two new fountains on the lake in Chelmsford Central Park are driving away wildlife. The fountains were installed earlier this year to help keep the lake algae free.

But Andrew Brown, of Maltese Road, Chelmsford, said he reckoned half the duck population had already abandoned the lake and that swans were also visiting far less Chelmsford Council has…

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More algae likely for Lake Erie this summer

[17th May, 2014] The forecast for Lake Erie this summer looks like it will be calling for another outbreak of algae on the water. The director of the Ohio Sea Grant CollegeProgram said conditions in the lake are looking like they did in 2011 when a massive algae bloom spread from Toledo to Cleveland… Continue reading More algae likely for Lake Erie this summer

Conroe ISD student is heading to New York City

[17th May, 2014] “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me.  I have never received an award as big as this one,” stated Andy Kim. Andy Kim, an eighth grade student at McCullough Junior High, has been selected as a Young Naturalist Award Winner for 2014. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City presents the Young… Continue reading Conroe ISD student is heading to New York City

West Valley cities provide fish for recreation, environment

[16th May, 2014] Fishing is a popular urban sport in the West Valley and cities pay to provide fish for anglers, but some fish are put in lakes to keep ecosystems healthy. Anglers fishing for sport and relaxation in urban lakes in the West Valley are able to do so largely because cities throughout the region pay to stock those lakes with fish… Continue reading West Valley cities provide fish for recreation, environment

Indian River Lagoon returning to health as outbreaks of algae subside

[16th May, 2014] Fishermen and scientists are cautiously optimistic about encouraging things they’re seeing in the trouble-plagued Indian River Lagoon system this spring. At this point, no major algae blooms are present and the water is “pretty clear.”…

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Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Changes Name to Green Plains Inc

[16th May, 2014] Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. GPRE +4.91% announced today that it has changed its name to Green Plains Inc. to reflect the continued diversification of the Company’s operations. The name change was approved by the Company’s shareholders at its annual meeting on May 14, 2014… Continue reading Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Changes Name to Green Plains Inc

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

[16th May, 2014] Fluorescent microcompartments (green) in chloroplasts (red). The chloroplasts, the site of photosynthesis, are colored red due to chlorophyll autofluorescence. The microcompartments are labeled with a green fluorescent protein. (Myat Lin)

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population,… Continue reading Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

Water jet turned off after blue-green algae outbreak in Lake Burley Griffin

[16th May, 2014] The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will remain off indefinitely after high levels of blue-green algae were detected in Lake Burley Griffin. Swimming at Yarralumla Beach, Yarralumla Bay and Weston Park East has also been banned. Blue-green algae is known to cause skin irritation, and… Continue reading Water jet turned off after blue-green algae outbreak in Lake Burley Griffin