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When you spill sewage into the ocean, algae blooms and man-sized jellyfish follow

China has bad air and bad water. now Quartz says untreated sewage dumped into the sea is creating a huge jellyfish problem which is not good for oceanside power plants and the ocean foodchain itself… Continue reading When you spill sewage into the ocean, algae blooms and man-sized jellyfish follow

Changes ahead for fertilizer application

[19th, April 2014] A couple of weeks ago, there was an article in the Coshocton Tribune about discussions in our state Legislature related to reducing toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. These blooms were especially large during the spring and summer of 2011 in the western basin of Lake Erie. There also have been high levels of toxic algae in Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio… Continue reading Changes ahead for fertilizer application

Tokay High School student Julie Fukunaga hopes to make waves with algae-fighting boat

[19th, Apr 2014] How far would you go to invent a sustainable way to clean up our waterways? Tokay High School sophomore Julie Fukunaga is an example of the places inquisitiveness, hard work and an outpouring of family and community support can take young students. Next week, she will head to Los Angeles to compete in the… Continue reading Tokay High School student Julie Fukunaga hopes to make waves with algae-fighting boat

UPDATE: Devils Lake Health Report sampling results

[18th, April 2014] Toxin monitoring from Monday’s sampling of the mid lake found no detectable levels of either of the two most common algal toxins associated with Harmful Algal Blooms. King County Environmental Lab will finalize these preliminary results and provided… Continue reading UPDATE: Devils Lake Health Report sampling results

Mussel harvest closed on part of Oregon coast

[18th, Apr 2014] State regulators have closed part of the Oregon coast to mussel harvesting because of elevated levels of marine toxins that can cause severe, even fatal, reactions in humans. The closure area stretches from Tillamook Head in Clatsop County to the north jetty of Yaquina Bay at Newport… Continue reading Mussel harvest closed on part of Oregon coast

Calvert’s watershed quality improving, but progress still needed

[18th, Apr 2014] Calvert County’s watershed water quality in 2013 was better than expected. Walter Boynton, a professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, presented the good news to the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. The previous year, 2012, was a drought year, so the numbers were especially good. This is because less water is running off into streams that hold harmful substances. In 2013, there was no drought, but the numbers were still good, Boynton said… Continue reading Calvert’s watershed quality improving, but progress still needed

Algae Biofuel Process by Algenol Yields 8000 Gallons per Acre at $1.27 per Gallon

[18th, Apr 2014] The future of domestic renewable fuel production could be a bright one, if the work of Algenol is scaled up to commercial levels, because the company can already produce continuous yields of 8000 gallons of algae biofuels per acre per year,… Continue reading Algae Biofuel Process by Algenol Yields 8000 Gallons per Acre at $1.27 per Gallon

County, Algenol bury the hatchet: Expansion plans to move forward in Lee

[18th, April 2014] Ethanol is produced from algae and saltwater contained in reactors at Algenol Biofuels on Wed, April 18, 2012, in South Fort Myers. The peace offering between Lee County and Algenol Biofuels was almost doomed from the first paragraph… Continue reading County, Algenol bury the hatchet: Expansion plans to move forward in Lee