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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

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

Algae, bacteria threats in lakes across Wisconsin

[26th, Apr 2014] After one of Madison’s longest, coldest winters ever, swimming season is almost here — along with toxic algal blooms, bacteria, invasive milfoil and other pestilences of the lakes. The Yahara lakes — Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa and Kegonsa — are no clearer than they were 30 years… Continue reading Algae, bacteria threats in lakes across Wisconsin

Scott Walker signs bill easing phosphorus rules for communities

[23rd, April 2014] Municipalities will gain more time and flexibility to carry out costly rules designed to cut the algae-causing pollution from phosphorus, under legislation signed by GOP Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday.

In all, Walker signed 55 measures Wednesday, including legislation to ensure those seeking to commit a mentally ill person can make their case before a judge; to prohibit state law enforcement from using warrantless cellphone tracking; and to keep handicapped spaces reserved for those who need them… Continue reading Scott Walker signs bill easing phosphorus rules for communities

When you spill sewage into the ocean, algae blooms and man-sized jellyfish follow

China has bad air and bad water. now Quartz says untreated sewage dumped into the sea is creating a huge jellyfish problem which is not good for oceanside power plants and the ocean foodchain itself… Continue reading When you spill sewage into the ocean, algae blooms and man-sized jellyfish follow

Calvert’s watershed quality improving, but progress still needed

[18th, Apr 2014] Calvert County’s watershed water quality in 2013 was better than expected. Walter Boynton, a professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, presented the good news to the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. The previous year, 2012, was a drought year, so the numbers were especially good. This is because less water is running off into streams that hold harmful substances. In 2013, there was no drought, but the numbers were still good, Boynton said… Continue reading Calvert’s watershed quality improving, but progress still needed

Park project a small piece of Lake Whatcom’s pollution puzzle

[17th, April 2014] City officials have been working for years to reduce the amount of phosphorus draining into Lake Whatcom. This year, officials plan to clean up their own backyard by improving stormwater treatment at Bloedel Donovan Park, which has… Continue reading Park project a small piece of Lake Whatcom’s pollution puzzle