[6th, May 2014] Health and planning officials are pressing Suffolk lawmakers for $133,000 to combat a growing variety of harmful algae blooms that have damaged local bays, lakes and shellfisheries. The push comes after county lawmakers last week tabled the funding resolution when Legis. Louis D’Amaro (D-North Babylon) expressed frustration that research of past blooms has not moved the county closer to a solution. The issue will face another legislative vote May 13… Continue reading Renewed effort planned to fund algae bloom study in Suffolk
[6th, May 2014] In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger carrying flights using bio-fuel. It replaced 20 percent of the jet fuel with a crystal clear liquid – refined industrial cooking oil that started out as a cloudy brown color and cost… Continue reading Washington state the center of climate change solutions
[6th, May 2014] The numbers are staggering — 500,000 septic tanks on Long Island. An estimated 2000 outfall pipes pouring runoff into our lakes, streams and bays with each rain. 100+ small dams and spillways blocking… Continue reading Can Long Island Be Saved?
[6th, May 2014] Chase Martin is a media relations intern for Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on protecting the world’s oceans. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The industrial age of fossil fuels has severely changed the Earth’s ocean ecosystems. Our oceans absorb about one-third of human-caused carbon-dioxide, but unfortunately rising emissions have surpassed what the oceans can sustainably absorb… Continue reading As Coral Bleaching Continues, Reefs in Peril
[Taiwan] The 10th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference opening ceremony was successfully held in the conference hall of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Continue reading The 10th Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference concluded the second day of the five
[6th, May 2014] Lisa Ortiz loves playing outside with her kids. But these days, they stay away from the water in their back yard. It’s the site of the latest blue-green algae bloom. “It was little at first, and now it’s just getting bigger… Continue reading Experts: Bad year for toxic algae blooms