[17th, April 2014] Logan city is constructing a new wastewater treatment facility to meet federal standards that must be met by 2017 to replace the wastewater lagoons being used. The Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Energy Center at USU makes use of the city’s lagoons. It is researching a method using algae growth to meet the standards set forth. However, there is not enough time to finish the development of the research and implement the changes by its deadline… Continue reading USU algae researchers to continue at new plant
[16th, Apr 2014] The state Department of Environmental Protection says it will continue intensive sampling of the Susquehanna River in 2014 amid calls that the river and its prized smallmouth bass are “sick.” One of the main sampling stations will be in Marietta. Last year, DEP refused… Continue reading State to continue monitoring Susquehanna for pollution, “sick” bass
As the weather warms and the next wave of algae blooms looms in major Ohio lakes, state leaders hope to attack the problem with a new certification program for farmers who apply commercial fertilizer on their land… Continue reading Will fertilizer-certification program cut algae blooms?
We’ve walked a mile out on the frozen skin of Missisquoi Bay. Clouds, snow and ice blend into an abstract collage of white shapes. To the west, a thin grey line, the New York shore, cuts the world in two… Continue reading Icy Research Drills Down on Summer Algae Blooms
Plans to install a disc filter to remove more phosphorus from Palmerston North’s wastewater discharge are moving ahead. The city council has resolved the $2.9 million project should remain in the draft Annual Plan, despite a warning that changing the balance of nutrients in the Manawatu River could favour growth of toxic algae… Continue reading Toxic algae worries no barrier to filter plans
The Baltic is the world’s youngest sea. Formed just 10-15,000 years ago from melting glaciers, it is the planet’s second largest body of brackish water and a unique ecosystem. Unfortunately, for a comparatively small sea it suffers a great deal from human activity… Continue reading Phosphorus in the world’s youngest sea
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — (Marketwired) — 04/01/14 — Sacramento area high school students presented their proposals at the final competition of the Caring for Our Watersheds (CFW) contest – a joint program of Agrium… Continue reading Caring for our Watersheds Announces 2014 Contest Winners