Kasich to sign bill to fight algal blooms

Senate Bill 150 would require one person from each farm operation to become certified by the state in the proper application of fertilizer. The courses will be set up by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Gov. John Kasich plans to sign a new measure requiring farmers to obtain training in properly applying fertilizer to farm fields… Continue reading Kasich to sign bill to fight algal blooms

Climate change brings mostly bad news for Ohio

Scientists delivered a mostly negative forecast for how climate change will affect Ohioans during the next year or so, and well beyond. Researchers report that the projected increase in precipitation and the associated runoff will likely lead to a larger-than-average bloom of harmful blue-green algae in Lake Erie this summer… Continue reading Climate change brings mostly bad news for Ohio

Important notification concerning an Algal Toxin event affecting scallops on the Dorset coast

Routine testing of scallops on the Dorset coast has indicated the presence of ASP* toxin in the algae in quantities which present a risk to health. This follows the growth of an algal bloom extending up the English Channel. It is not possible for the authorities to define the exact extent of this bloom… Continue reading Important notification concerning an Algal Toxin event affecting scallops on the Dorset coast

Preparations continue at Strathclyde Loch ahead of Commonwealth Games 2014 triathlon event

Glasgow 2014 have unveiled the preparations taking place at Strathclyde Loch to host the triathlon competition for the Commonwealth Games. As the loch has previously experienced elevated levels of blue-green algae, work has been done to ensure the water quality complies with regulations for the event… Continue reading Preparations continue at Strathclyde Loch ahead of Commonwealth Games 2014 triathlon event

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

Possible algal bloom caused by nutrient excess at Port Victoria

(Seychelles News Agency) – Waters surrounding the port area in the Seychelles capital of Victoria have turned a brown colour, prompting fears of nutrient pollution. Experts say the most likely cause of the colour change is algal bloom, where algae rapidly expands and changes the colour of sea water in the… Continue reading Possible algal bloom caused by nutrient excess at Port Victoria

Algae Bloom Might Have Suffocated Tens of Thousands of Fish in Harbor

[20th May, 2014] Tens of thousands of fish that washed up in a Southern California harbor died because of a lack of oxygen, state wildlife officials concluded Monday afternoon. The odor from tens of thousands of dead fish is likely to linger in Marina del Rey for… Continue reading Algae Bloom Might Have Suffocated Tens of Thousands of Fish in Harbor