Tag Archives: environment protection

Watermen: A Dirty Business finale to air tonight

[20th May, 2014] An old hall man will finally get to see himself on the small screen when the sixth and final episode of Watermen: A Dirty Business is broadcast tonight on BBC Two. Viewers will be able to watch Andy as he oversees pioneering technology being used to try and reduce algae at a… Continue reading Watermen: A Dirty Business finale to air tonight

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

OUSTING ALGAE: Spring cleaning begins on Bald Eagle Lake

[7th, May 2014] One lake in the northeast metro is getting a spring cleaning — not around the shoreline, but the water itself — because years of decaying leaves, grass and fertilizers have allowed algae to take over… Continue reading OUSTING ALGAE: Spring cleaning begins on Bald Eagle Lake

Lux soap gets the algae treatment

[1st, May 2014] It may famously be favoured by celebrities such as Sophia Loren, but Lux soap is about to get a green makeover, with a new recipe that uses renewable oils made from algae. In the 1920s, it became the first ever mass-market soap, and now, nearly a century later, Lux is taking another pioneering step by becoming the first soap brand to be made using algal oils… Continue reading Lux soap gets the algae treatment

Secrecy out of place in water quality tests

[1st, May 2014] Iowans are clamoring for improvements in our water quality, while our lakes take in more nutrients every year and are covered with algae. The state response was a nutrient reduction plan that was heavily influenced by the Iowa Farm Bureau with almost no input from conservation groups… Continue reading Secrecy out of place in water quality tests

The Ocean’s Biggest Challenge

[28th, Apr 2014] The ocean’s biggest challenge is a quiet menace. It is, like many other forms of pollution, caused by human activities. Its prevention is another challenge that will require major restructuring in lifestyle as well as governmental management. The problem: creating favor for one species over another. The cause: human waste.

“What are those red beards on the coral?” A diver asked when he got back aboard “Starfish… Continue reading The Ocean’s Biggest Challenge

Duckweed is cleaning up NC’s ponds, lagoons

[27th, Apr 2014] You’ve almost certainly seen this tiny flowering green plant with the oval shape in ponds, lakes and streams, but you might not be certain what it is. That could change soon as the water-cleaning properties of duckweed grow on the public.

Duckweed – eaten by a duck, looks like a weed – is the subject of an experiment at the N.C. Museum of Natural… Continue reading Duckweed is cleaning up NC’s ponds, lagoons