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

Researchers Trace ‘Rock Snot’ to Native Species

[7th, May 2014] Researchers from Canada and Dartmouth University have found that rock snot – a globulous bloom of algae that blossoms in some freshwater riverbeds – more likely stems from changing environmental conditions and global warming, rather than the accidental introduction of new species… Continue reading Researchers Trace ‘Rock Snot’ to Native Species

Microalgae in animal feed

[7th, May 2014] De-fatted microalgal biomass, a by-product 
from biofuel production, may serve as a new generation ingredient for animal diets. It also 
has potential to add value to the end products. Although the use of whole microalgae in animal diets has long been studied, the 
de-fatted biomass of… Continue reading Microalgae in animal feed

Harassment of geese to begin

[7th, May 2014] Many of the Canada geese have fled Veterans Memorial Lake, and plans are set to get rid of the stragglers, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. “The out-of-town geese have gone” due to the change in the weather, said City Administrator Howard Partington. “The locals are still there. We just have to ask them to find a new place to call home.”… Continue reading Harassment of geese to begin

New sensor array to monitor impacts of changing Gulf of Maine conditions on New England red tide

[7th, May 2014] Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are kicking off an innovative NOAA-funded pilot program using robotic instruments and computer modeling analysis to shed light on changing ocean conditions in the Gulf of Maine as they relate to the harmful algal bloom (HAB)… Continue reading New sensor array to monitor impacts of changing Gulf of Maine conditions on New England red tide