AUTHORITIES are warning that Emigrant Creek Dam and the creek below the dam in the Richmond catchment, are recording significant levels of blue-green algae. David Basso, chair of the North Coast Regional Algal Coordinating Committee, was concerned Continue reading Blue-green algae levels rise at Emigrant Creek Dam and creek
DESPITE the wonderful rain, runoff has been patchy so that some dams have caught little water and the water in these is of poor quality. That said, the situation has improved substantially since early February… Continue reading Turning the corner on water problems
Health warning removed for algal blooms at Glentunnel and Whitecliffs on the Selwyn River The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board… Continue reading Warnings lifted for algal blooms at Glentunnel and Whitecliffs
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A new rule being considered by Ohio lawmakers would impact farmers and take a step toward reducing toxic algae in Lake Erie… Continue reading Lawmakers take step to deal with Lake Erie algae
As another outbreak of potentially toxic algae hits Tomahawk Lagoon, the Otago Regional Council has promised to brief the community on the problem.
The latest weekly samples from Tomahawk Lagoon have shown high levels of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in the upper lagoon… Continue reading Algae outbreak briefing assurance
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — For years, Seminole County has been spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up a small chain of lakes. Now, officials are looking to invest in new technology that could speed up… Continue reading Seminole Co. leaders work to clean up algae in Sweetwater Cove
While there are plenty of jokes that could be made about lawmakers debating a bill about fertilizer, it’s no laughing matter to environmentalists and to farmers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on a debate over… Continue reading Environmentalists and Farmers Sound Off on Fertilizer Rules Aimed at Stemming Algal Blooms
GROVER HILL, Ohio — As northwest Ohioans pack away their winter clothing and await the arrival of blooming flowers, fruits, and vegetables, the state’s agriculture industry is gearing up for the dawn of a new era in… Continue reading Fight against algae in full swing
Thick algal mats that cover river bottoms are flourishing in our warmer world. Scientists call it Didymosphenia geminata.
But it’s more widely known as “rock snot”—mats of algae carpeting the bottoms of some rivers and lakes—and it’s quickly spreading around the globe, possibly because of climate change, a new study says… Continue reading River Algae Known as Rock Snot Boosted by Climate Change?
Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant animals died in one place… Continue reading Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?