CHATHAM COUNTY — A Jordan Lake experiment will begin with a splash Tuesday. Crews will load 36 large machines into the lake – part of a stationary, solar-powered fleet that will circulate water in an effort to clear… Continue reading SolarBee experiment to deploy on Jordan Lake on Tuesday
Phosphorus — a nutrient found in fertilizers, sewage, soaps, and detergents — feeds the large blooms of toxic algae that are plaguing Lake Erie. While phosphorus levels overall have declined in Lake Erie and its tributaries since the 1970s,… Continue reading Map: Not All Phosphorus Is the Same
Summer algae growth in stormwater ponds throughout the Lowcountry are a sign they’re doing their job: absorbing runoff containing gasoline, oil, pet waste, fertilizer, garbage and varnish.
Algae forms from the nutrients the… Continue reading The green scum: algae both boon and bane for subdivision ponds
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A majority of Ohio voters expressed support for tougher regulations to curb farm runoff pollution into rivers and streams and to apply the protections of the Clean Water Act to wetland areas, a poll… Continue reading Poll finds support for tougher farm runoff rules to cut algal blooms, widespread concern over Asian carp
More than 40 years after passage of the Clean Water Act, US waterways still face significant challenges. However, several cleanup success stories offer hope that remediation is possible… Continue reading Cleaning up US waterways: 5 success stories
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A new rule being considered by Ohio lawmakers would impact farmers and take a step toward reducing toxic algae in Lake Erie… Continue reading Lawmakers take step to deal with Lake Erie algae
GROVER HILL, Ohio — As northwest Ohioans pack away their winter clothing and await the arrival of blooming flowers, fruits, and vegetables, the state’s agriculture industry is gearing up for the dawn of a new era in… Continue reading Fight against algae in full swing