Algae

4/23/2018
Toxic algae could make ducks poisonous ... Defaults Done. Game bird hunters are being warned to avoid contact with the water at a popular duck shooting spot in Southland. High levels of toxic algae detected at Waituna Lagoon may cause health risks to anyone consuming game birds from the area.
Separately, Lentz deftly parried a suggestion that regulation of farm field drainage might reduce algae blooms in Lake Erie. Algae blooms kill fish and can sicken and kill people. “The frustration farmers have with Lake Erie is there are some things we just don't know, and we're going to regulate things ...
TOLEDO – Research into Lake Erie's toxic algae shows no clear decrease in the pollutants feeding the persistent blooms during the past five years, according to an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency report. The review also finds that nearly all of the phosphorus and nitrogen flowing from Ohio's ...
A project to enhance the waterway in the Arboretum is currently underway. It seeks to improve water holding capacity and flow, to provide more wildlife habitat and to reduce the amount of algae build-up on the water's surface. “It is a big project,” said Nina Suzuki, the waterway steward at the Arboretum ...
As summer approaches, the Oregon Health Authority is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be alert for harmful algae blooms when recreating in Oregon lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Most blooms are harmless, but under the right conditions, some can produce toxins capable of causing illness in people and ...
As summer approaches, the Oregon Health Authority is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be alert for harmful algae blooms when recreating in Oregon lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Most blooms are harmless but under the right conditions some can produce toxins capable of causing illness in people and ...
Lake Tapps is no stranger to milfoil or toxic algae blooms, which are naturally occurring but can be exacerbated by fertilizers, pesticides and human waste. In August 2016, a total of 14 people got sick after swimming in the lake, with their symptoms seeming consistent with exposure to toxic cyanobacteria ...
Children and pets are most vulnerable due to their size and level of activity in the water. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, you can visit the Harmful Algae Bloom website at healthoregon.org/hab, or call the Oregon Public Health Division line at 877-290-6767.
The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) is dealing with water quality issues at reservoirs in Albemarle County. Algae is plaguing some of the reservoirs that provide drinking water to those living in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The board that oversees operation is now focusing on ...
Joggers' Park is crying for attention and the civic authority seems to be least bothered about it as water stored in the four water tanks is dirty as thick algae is floating over it. Besides, slush has got accumulated in the tanks. Surprisingly, water tanks have dried or have less water a few days ago due to the ...
Dave Zenk, Metroparks Toledo executive director, said the site will provide critical habitat for fish and birds while also filtering out some of the algae-growing nutrients that otherwise would be headed toward Lake Erie. Wetlands are often described by scientists as nature's kidneys because of their filtering ...
4/20/2018
... reversal of temperature sensation in the mouth, unusual taste sensations; and/or nightmares or hallucinations. Ciguatera is caused by the poison ciguatoxin, which is found in marine algae, seaweed or coral. After consuming the algae or seaweed, fish become infected, and larger predator fish become ...
Who is to blame for toxic blue-green algal blooms? 'Point the ... Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis. Dr. Laughinghouse, Assistant Professor, Phycology with the University of Florida, has traveled the world to study algae. Where ...
4/19/2018
“We can't be everywhere, so it's vital that people are aware that toxic algae can and will occur in our waters. While cyanobacteria found in rivers is easier to look for as it forms slime on rocks, the kind found in Waituna Lagoon is planktonic, the lake kind. While it can appear as greenish globules in the ...
... and dizziness; reversal of temperature sensation in the mouth, unusual taste sensations; nightmares, or hallucinations. Ciguatera fish poisoning is caused by a poison called ciguatoxin. The poison is found in marine algae, seaweed, or coral. Fish after consuming algae or seaweed become infected.
The Hawai'i Department of Health recently identified several cases of ciguatera fish poisoning from ingestion of the giant trevally (ulua) recreationally caught off the northwest coast of Hawai'i Island. Ciguatera fish poisoning is caused by a toxin called ciguatoxin. This poison is found in marine algae, ...
A species of algae has invaded the Sword Lake in Hanoi, turning the water a strange green color. Professor Duong Duc Tien said that climate change was behind the invasion, and that the blue-green algae needed to be removed. Tien also said that it (cyanophyta) contained toxins that could harm other ...
The documentary explores research from Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Dr. Elijah Stommel into an apparent connection between blue-green algae blooms that are fed by excess phosphorous in lakes and the degenerative disease, ALS. The Heltz family has an intimate connection with the disease; three family ...
Tests will continue to be carried out on the site until two negative tests for the algae are recorded. The Llanelli sprint triathlon is set to take place at the Dock on May 13, with organisers being kept updated on the algae situation. Authorities said the blue-green algae could be harmful to both humans and ...
Redding, Calif., – Fishermen and other Trinity River users are being asked to clean their clothing and gear to help stop the spread of Didymo a.k.a. “Rock Snot”, which is a type of invasive algae produces thick mats that cover stream beds, making swimming, fishing and other water activities undesirable.
The State-owned Hanoi Sewage and Drainage One Member Limited Company said it has released green algae into Hoan Kiem Lake to revive the unique green colour of the lake. ... Tanks containing green algae, which are being released into Hoan Kiem Lake to revive its iconic green colour.
In areas near the edge of the ice sheet, things get even more interesting: a carpet of microbes and algae mixed with dust and soot, a short-lived climate pollutant, is darkening the ice sheet, absorbing the sun and accelerating the melting of the ice. New research shows this dark zone is growing.
4/18/2018
Code red alert issued for blue-green algae at Lake Windamere ... A warning for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Windamere near Mudgee. ... The species of blue-green algae identified are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, and skin and eye irritations after ...
Code red alert issued for blue-green algae at Lake Windamere ... A warning for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Windamere near Mudgee. ... Livestock owners are reminded to continue to check stock water supplies for blue-green algae and to remove stock from foreshores where surface ...
The algae inside do die but are replaced, like printer ink cartridges, a few times a year. Typical air-filtration systems largely filter air in from outside, which is also polluted, Adams explains. While existing technology focuses on particulate matter — filtering out toxic particles in the air — this is different: ...
Just a week after WaterNSW released information on a red alert relating to blue-green algae at Burrendong Dam, a similar alert has been issued for Lake Windamere, near Mudgee. ... Algae samples collected downstream of the Lake Windamere area indicate that Cudgegong River has no algae alert.
How low can Lake O go? That question will be answered over the next eight weeks as the peak of the dry season bears down on Florida. How and when the lake draws down further will determine how much the lake is able to recover from Hurricane Irma and winter winds, both of which stirred up ...
With increases in algae and growth in the water column, fish species feed on algae. It increases the bio toxin level within them which takes in the poisons and is later consumed by humans. This mainly occurs from the month of October to March every year. This is something that cannot be prevented, but ...
Blue-green algae alert as Ben Chifley Dam falls to an 11-year low ... And in a double blow for dam users, a red level blue-green algae alert has been put in place after sampling at parts of the dam revealed high ... “Council's website has a detailed fact sheet on blue-green algae for further information.”.
These microorganisms, which fall under a class of organisms known as halophiles (“salt lovers”), dictate the colors and include different types of algae. Algae-loving brine shrimp also contribute to the process. “As the water becomes too salty, the shrimps disappear, causing the algae to proliferate and ...
Steven Wilhelm, a microbiologist who is developing methods that could help scientists understand and mitigate the effects of bacteria and algal blooms in oceans and large lakes, has been named a James R. Cox Professor. The three-year award provides Wilhelm with a stipend of $25,500 to support his ...
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – New York's new budget sets aside money to combat harmful algal blooms that have closed some of the state's lakes and threatened the municipalities that use them for drinking water. The funding would be a welcome relief for several communities in central New York that ...
"There's a lot of algae growing – there's a pink algae, there's a green algae, and then there's the brown effluent itself." Mr Barlow reported what he saw to Recfishwest, who said they had since contacted the Water Corporation about it. It's understood fishermen were concerned about a possible link with ...
New York's new budget sets aside money to combat harmful algal blooms that have closed some of the state's lakes and threatened the municipalities that use them for drinking water. The funding would be a welcome relief for several communities in central New York that have been battling the blooms ...
Two algae outbreaks within a month which have affected the taste of Warrnambool's drinking water have been described as unusual, but a ... that while it was a “bit unusual” to have two algae incidents so close together, it was also unusual to have such long spell of warm weather in which algae thrives.
4/17/2018
debbie an invasive algae which is one of the top 25 most invasive species in north america is creeping into a river system in northern california.. boxes action news now reporter spencer joseph is live with the details. spencer? 888reporter live888 debbie. im live in an area that is frequesnted by fishers ...
He says Lake George is a higher threshold because it's a drinking water supply and contact recreation. In 2016 algae in the lake led them to start monitoring around the Bolton sewage treatment plant. “Algae tells us that something is happening in the water column that there is more nutrients getting in ...
The phosphorus pouring out into the open lake each year has fueled toxic algae blooms that threaten Lake Erie's sport fishing and tourism, Toledo's drinking water, the region's economic revitalization, and our quality of life. Agricultural runoff is the main culprit in this phosphorus runoff, but tracking ...
If it isn't stripped of nitrates, nitrates will promote algae growth and that's a problem,” Dennis Dickinson, Lake George Supervisor, said. “The algae growth degrades water quality. You put something in nature that doesn't belong there, it can have all kinds of effects. Some immediate and apparent and ...
In the latest issue of Phycologia, researchers studied a large algal bloom called "the green tide" to determine if it could be used to remove pollutants from the Yellow Sea. The research found that harvesting the algal bloom could result in cleaner water and more than $5 billion in economic benefits.
As reported last summer, the condition of Lake Erie is turning dire. The 2014 toxic algal bloom forced Toledo to shut off its water supply to over 500,000 people, and Michigan's environmental agency declared its portion of the Erie shoreline "impaired." Four years later, the creeks and rivers leading into ...
Phycologia - Algae are beneficial to the aquatic ecosystem as it is a natural source of oxygen and provides food for fish. However, excess nutrients in bodies of water can cause algae to rapidly grow masses called harmful algal blooms (HABs) which are detrimental to the environments they inhabit.
The ponds on the Georgia Southern University campus appear to have changed color after being refilled from maintenance. The change in color can be attributed to a copper chemical that was added to the ponds to control algae growth, said Communications Director Jennifer Wise. “The blue coloring of ...
Following a then record algae bloom in 2011 and the Toledo water crisis in 2014, it took traditional Great Lakes advocates like the Alliance for the Great Lakes, the National Wildlife Federation and the Ohio Environmental Council and others including the ELPC until late 2015 to call on the U.S. EPA to ...
It's attractive because the Great Lakes Water Authority gets its water from Lake Huron, which doesn't have problems with toxic algae the way Lake Erie does, Mr. Stough said. Toledo's water was rendered undrinkable by algae for three days in 2014. But Sylvania's mayor emphasized he ultimately wants ...
... have posed environmental problems for decades. Last year, the state announced a $4.2 million grant to help build a $18 million sewage treatment plant in Lake George. Nitrates feed algae blooms that have plagued the 32-mile-long lake for decades. Since 1980, algae levels in the lake, particularly in ...
4/16/2018
The City of Rockingham has issued a warning to residents over a suspected algal bloom in Shoalwater Bay, just days after a dead dolphin calf washed up on a nearby beach in Safety Bay. Known as Trichodesmium erythraeum, the algal bloom is visible along the shore in a 100m stretch of water near ...
The City of Rockingham has issued a warning to residents over a suspected algal bloom in Shoalwater Bay, just days after a dead dolphin calf washed up on a nearby beach in Safety Bay. Known as Trichodesmium erythraeum, the algal bloom is visible along the shore in a 100m stretch of water near ...
“Council's trial in the Einbunpin Lagoon will use minerals to promote the growth of naturally-occurring organisms already present in the lagoon, which will compete with the blue-green algae for nutrients,” Cr McLachlan said. “If successful, council will be looking to roll out the program to other water ...
Nitrates feed algae blooms that have plagued the 32-mile-long lake for decades. Since 1980, algae levels in the lake, particularly in its southern portion around the village of Lake George, have been steadily increasing, reducing the clarity of the water. The town of Bolton's sewer treatment plant is ...
Lake Tutira and its smaller sister Lake Waikopiro are nestled between Napier and Wairoa. They were once renowned trout fishing and eeling spots until they became filled with toxic algae blooms. A new project called Te Waiu o Tutira, or milk of the Tutira, will offer a coordinated approach between the ...
A patchy red tide algae bloom that stretches from Collier to Charlotte counties continues to make its presence felt on some Collier and Lee beaches, and officials say conditions could persist into midweek. Collier County officials continue to receive reports about fish kills and of beachgoers experiencing ...
It is a type of invasive algae that produces thick mats that cover stream beds, making swimming, fishing, and other water activities undesirable. Didymo or Didymosphenia geminate has a slimy appearance and attaches to submerged plants, rocks, and other hard substrates in rivers and streams by ...
But this new study draws another scenario, namely, that the scientists believe that, in fact, Greenland's “Dark Zone” hosts a “fine layer of dust and carbon that provides the necessary nutrition to a dark algae species,” says Professor Alun Hubbard, a co-author of the study. The existence of this Dark Zone ...
Hence, one of the solutions is to spray the area with ORSI to prevent the growth of algae and foul smell,” he said. The underground drain pipe that runs from Manasagangothri Students Hostel is just of six inch thickness and whenever it breaks the sewage water flows into Kukkarahalli Lake. Though the ...
They believed that the types of algae blooms occurring in open water where ice had previously formed were beneficial because they could help trap carbon in the ocean and prevent it from being released into the atmosphere. But, a study published in Biogeosciences on April 4 suggests that replacing ...
4/15/2018
Southern Rural Water is warning residents to avoid swimming, fishing and coming into contact with water at Melton Reservoir due to a potentially toxic blue- green algae outbreak. Monitoring has detected an algae bloom, which can be dangerous to humans and animals. Blue-green algae can cause ...
Judge James Carr of the federal district in Toledo delivered an appropriately harsh evaluation of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency last week. He recounted how the agency has ducked its responsibility to assess fully the impact of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. He traced the evasion back to ...
Hillman's project is a three-step approach to harmful algae blooms in Utah. The first step is detection using Utah Water Research Laboratory's air technology. Unmanned aerial vehicles fly around and find these blooms by finding blue-green algae with light filters. The second step is to harvest the algae ...
Hillman's project is a three-step approach to harmful algae blooms in Utah. The first step is detection using Utah Water Research Laboratory's air technology. Unmanned aerial vehicles fly around and find these blooms by finding blue-green algae with light filters. The second step is to harvest the algae ...
Next to them, the dark zone also includes dark-colored algae that are capable to survive in Greenland's harsh environment. What are the Ice Algae. In order to survive, Algae need nutrients and food, dust, water and organic carbon. This Algae can live thanks to a layer of dust evenly distributed around ...
4/14/2018
However, a new study published in the journal Nature Communications proposed that this is due to impurities such as carbon and ice-dwelling algae. Study author Alun Hubbard, from Norway's Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, and colleagues used a drone to capture images of a ...
Hendrickson also updated the audience on the White River Algae Advisory Group's work. In October the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts were tasked with facilitating and administrating the local efforts to study the river algae and determine its cause. Hendrickson said the committee ...
Using the natural resource of algae or specifically agar, which can be found in both freshwater and saltwater, Colussi-Kenny developed a new type of plastic that can decompose. “I was researching for a project last year and found that there was a girl making plastic from bananas, so I wanted to see what ...
Because algae are dark in color, they reinforce the dark zone," Hubbard said. The researchers think that the surface impurities consisting of dust, black carbon and ice algae are the primary contributors to the dark patch that threatens to speed up melting. "Distributed surface impurities-an admixture of ...
The situation is aggravated by the fact that in this area grow dark algae that feed on carbon particles, giving the ice in this area a darker shade. Which also reduces the ability of ice to reflect the sun's rays. Ice inhibits the growth of algae, however, accelerated melting of provoking their rapid growth, and it ...
4/13/2018
Farmers in Vermont say they are being unfairly blamed for phosphorus runoff that is causing aggressive algae growth in Lake Carmi. A group of farmers located near the Franklin County lake were at the Statehouse during a joint hearing on how to clean up the waterway. They came with University of ...
"A lot of the focus on Lake Erie right now has to do with nutrient runoff and pollution and the harmful algae blooms that happen each summer," said Laura Johnson, Director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University. Those algal blooms are driven by the amount of ...
Tim Davis, a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration algae researcher in Ann Arbor, told attendees of the annual Lake Erie Foundation conference that the science — though not developed until a few weeks ago — shows the lake's open water should have been declared impaired in ...
"What we show is that the Dark Zone is covered in a finely distributed layer of dust, and black carbon, which provide nutrition for dark colored algae. These are the main cause of the darkening.” Co-author of the study professor Alun Hubbard from CAGE – Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and ...
"The algae need nutrients and food, essentially dust, organic carbon, and water. In summer, these are plentiful and the algal bloom takes off. Because algae are dark in color—they reinforce the dark zone. Thereby you get a positive feedback effect where the ice sheet absorbs even more solar radiation ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Farmers in Vermont say they are being unfairly blamed for phosphorus runoff that is causing aggressive algae growth in Lake Carmi. A group of farmers ... A representative with the Agency of Agriculture says algae blooms have appeared in the lake since 1860. She says it's ...
Farmers in Vermont say they are being unfairly blamed for phosphorus runoff that is causing aggressive algae growth in Lake Carmi. April 13, 2018, at 3:02 p.m.. Farmers Reject Blame for Lake Carmi Pollution. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to Reddit. Email. Share in LinkedIn.
One pound of dissolved or physical phosphorus is enough to feed 500 wet pounds of algae. The city's Sustainability Committee teamed up with the Public Works Department to initiate a campaign to encourage proper leaf management by residents. Part of that campaign is the Adopt a Storm Drain ...
By looking at frozen samples under an electron microscope, scientists were able to zero in on nanostructures in the alga's cells that are about 1000 times smaller than a human hair is thick. They found that Cystoseira tamariscifolia produces the blue and green colors in its cells by packing tiny spheres of ...
With the installation of LG Sonic ultrasonic systems in Rainbow Lake, the Town of Emmitsburg is facing fewer problems with its long-term algae. Overtime at the plant was reduced, chemical costs decreased by 27%, and the water quality improved significantly. To control algae in large water reservoirs ...
They integrated algae production with carbon capture, in a system they call ABECCS (algae bioenergy carbon capture and storage). Researchers have already set up a 7,000-acre ABECCS facility that can yield as much protein as soybeans produced on the same land footprint, while simultaneously ...
Tom Bridgeman, the University of Toledo's best-known algae researcher and a limnologist in the university's Department of Environmental Sciences, has been named the next director of UT's Lake Erie Center in Oregon. Mr. Bridgeman said Friday he will replace interim LEC director Timothy Fisher in ...
A green mist swirls beneath the surface of the once crystal waters of Walden Pond, threatening to turn one of America's most iconic lakes into a slimy, scummy mess. Humans are predictably to blame for Walden's deterioration: Decades of careless tourism have led to an explosion of algae in the water, ...
Four years after Toledo's 2014 water crisis, the Maumee River and other western Lake Erie tributaries are still so besieged by algae-forming phosphorus that the Kasich administration now agrees it has no recourse but to impose tough, new regulations on farmers. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ...
4/12/2018
Wannon Water has advised it is monitoring the levels of naturally occurring algae in raw water storages. It is affecting the taste and odour of Terang and Warrnambool's drinking water supplies. Managing director Andrew Jeffers said the water remains safe to drink. Algae levels in the raw water supply at ...
The particular species of blue-green algae identified at Burrendong are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, and skin and ... stock water supplies for blue-green algae and to remove stock from foreshores where surface scum is visible or blue-green algae are suspected.
The particular species of blue-green algae identified at Burrendong are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, and skin and eye irritations ... Warning signs are positioned at key recreational areas and will remain in place while high levels of blue-green algae are present.
It's a victory for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, which argued in its lawsuit the agency should be more aggressive about reducing nutrient pollution causing harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie. “It makes me feel good as a father of four kids who wants to see drinking water protected,” according ...
Phosphorus is harmful to lakes because it invites algae, which blocks sunlight from water plants and take dissolved oxygen from aquatic animals. Dane County will fund the majority of construction costs for the reconstruction of East Towne Pond.The money comes from the “Urban Water Quality Grant ...
The project will involve the reconstruction of East Towne Pond, which will serve as a collection basin for thousands of pounds of sediment and algae that had previously been running into Lake Monona. The county estimates that 80,000 pounds of sediment and 195 pounds of phosphorus will be ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Blue-green algae is a stinky, potentially dangerous problem impacting waterways in our region. It could make you and your ... Now, Vermont lawmakers are looking at farming regulations to combat algae blooms at Lake Carmi in Franklin County. But the 13 farms near Lake ...
... of Rural Water Conference. Virginia water managers will discuss cyanobacteria solutions such as EarthTec to control harmful algal blooms in the state's aging reservoirs. ... Earth Science Laboratories Inc. manufactures EarthTec for controlling and preventing algae and cyanobacteria. EarthTec is EPA ...
The program specifically focuses on algae growth and invasive plants. “The Healthy Lakes Initiative is part of a bigger statewide program called the CLMP, which is done across Michigan,” said Paul Steen, a MiCorps program manager who has been involved with the CLMP for about 10 years.
Bring a baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano to this weekend's Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair in St. John's and you'll be blown out of the competition — by algae. The annual event, running Friday and Saturday at Waterford Valley High School, brings together more than 200 Grade 7 ...
In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Scientists are predicting a "significant" algae bloom will form this summer on western Lake Erie, a continuing health hazard in a region where algae toxins forced a ...
Dane County will fund the majority of construction costs for the reconstruction of East Towne Pond that will stop the flow of 80,000 lbs. of sediment and 195 lbs. of algae producing phosphorous from entering lakes. Additionally, Dane County is increasing staff to help link farmers to conservation projects.
Those lucky enough to stay in Madison in recent summers may have noticed a peculiar sight in Lake Mendota, our campus's most famous natural attraction. The recreational hotbed has become susceptible to large amounts of green algae during summer months. While the sprawling algae blooms are ...
The City of Rockingham is warning people to avoid contact with what appears to be an algal bloom located along the shoreline in a 100 metre stretch of water within Shoalwater Bay near Boundary Road. The algal bloom is thought to be Trichodesmium erythraeum, commonly referred to as 'red tide' or ...
One year after the installation of an LG Sonic MPC-Buoy in Rainbow Lake, a drinking water reservoir that supplies drinking water to 3,000 people in Emmitsburg, US, the project appeared to be a great success. With outstanding results in the control of blue-green algae and a significant reduction of 27% ...
Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Hilo are spearheading algae research that could lead to energy production with negative carbon dioxide emissions. Their study, called “Integrating Algae with Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (ABECCS) Increases Sustainability,” creates a new, ...
After the runoff makes its way into oceans, it causes overgrowths of algae. When the algae dies and decomposes, oxygen in the water gets absorbed along with it, forming so-called hypoxic zones, says Kim Van Meter, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo and co-author of the study.
THE City of Rockingham is warning people to avoid contact with what appears to be an algal bloom located along the shoreline in a 100m stretch of water within Shoalwater Bay near Boundary Road. The algal bloom is thought to be Trichodesmium erythraeum, commonly referred to as 'red tide' or 'sea ...
4/11/2018
The Canterbury District Health Board lifted the public health warning for the lake on Thursday, after it tested clear of toxic blue-green algae. A warning has been in place since early February, so the lake was off-limits for swimming and activities. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey ...
Lake Erie's western basin has been plagued by chronic bouts of algae toxic enough to make people sick or possibly even die since 1995. The impairment controversy has drawn a lot of attention, because the designation allows for unprecedented controls on sources of algae-forming pollution, which ...
The reason why Punta Gorda's residents water smell and tastes a little weird is because of the algae blooms in the water. Algae blooms were detected at the Shell Creek Reservoir Monday. “We started receiving calls from our residents stating that they detected a slight odor in their water,” said Chief ...
The majority of neglected pools discovered by the district, 1,180, were considered "green," meaning that they weren't being chlorinated and maintained, leading to a growth in algae. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in that water because larvae feed on that algae, Jones said. The 289 neglected pools deemed ...
DURHAM, N.C. — Algae may hold the key to helping scientists devise a negative-emissions technology that produces electricity and provides protein for millions of people worldwide while simultaneously removing substantial amounts of carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere and reducing ...
Lake Ginninderra has been closed to swimming and other activities after authorities issued an "extreme alert" for blue-green algae. The ACT government said the water was also off limits for anything that involved putting a person's whole body in the water or submerging their head, including diving, ...
Researchers from the University of Hawai?i at Hilo, in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae production could unlock an important negative emission technology to combat climate change. The authors include ...
An algae bloom along the northern end of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana is seen from space on March 3, 2018. (NASA). At a Glance. An algae bloom on Lake Ponchartrain in early March was spotted by a NASA satellite in a newly released image. Unseasonably warm weather, among other factors, ...
LADWP says it is monitoring the reservoir and that data collected from water-quality testing did not indicate "unfavorable water quality such as an algae bloom." The current levels of algae, the department said, "are not uncommon and would not be expected to have any adverse effects on wildlife or the ...
Wascher said algae forms when temperatures vary a great deal. Colder temperatures at night and hotter during the day cause the water to heat and cool. Cooler water circulates to the bottom, “sparking algae plumes.” The city manager said the problem occurs most years in the spring, but this year has ...
The selected lake or pond suffering from severe aquatic weeds and algae, sedimentation, nutrient loading or associated problems will receive in-kind services and donations necessary to make the waterbody functional and beautiful again. Since the program began in 2013, SOLitude has helped restore ...
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These chemicals feed the algae, which mars the water and blocks the rays of the sun, threatening the lake's ecosystem. "These findings suggest that, although mitigation effort have curtailed anthropogenic nutrient inputs to Walden Pond, the Lake has not returned to the pre-impact condition described by ...
'What we show is that the dark zone is covered in a finely distributed layer of dust and black carbon, which provide nutrition for dark-coloured algae,' said study co-author Professor Alun Hubbard, a researcher at Norway's Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate. 'These are the main ...
French researchers have been exploring the potential of algae for boosting the immune systems of animals and reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock ... top agricultural research organisation INRA, have joined forces to explore the potential of isolated algal extracts rich in sulphated polysaccharides.
4/10/2018
People visiting Lake Inverell need to watch their pets and water users should refrain from coming into contact with the water. In conjunction with Inverell Shire Council, WaterNSW are continuing to monitor the algae situation at Inverell. The Red Alert at Macintyre River at Inverell has reduced to an Amber ...
Algae blooms could possibly lead to another massive fish kill. Right now much of the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County is in a brown tide state. Officials say the result of algae blooms fed by things like fertilizer. The blooms are soaking up vast amounts of oxygen in the water. It's a mix of many sunny ...
The summary comes on the heels of The Ohio EPA's announcement on March 22 that it planned to designate the open waters of Lake Erie's Western Basin as impaired for recreation due to harmful algae and the presence of mycrocystin, a toxin that was detected in Toledo's water supply in 2014.
The University of Hawai'i at Hilo announced that in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, researchers have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae production could unlock an important negative emission technology to combat climate change. Their research ...
The University of Hawai'i at Hilo announces that in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, researchers have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae production could unlock an important negative emission technology to combat climate change. Their research ...
Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae production could unlock an important negative emission technology to combat climate change. Their research ...
The Central West Regional Algal Coordinating Committee (CW-RACC) today announced that the previously issued Red Level algal warning (high alert) ... Monitoring conducted by WaterNSW has shown that concentrations of blue-green algae have declined to medium levels prompting the lifting of the ...
Dr. Huntley has a wide range of experience in global research and development projects. He has led several Antarctic oceanographic expeditions, private sector startups, and a joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell to develop algae-based biofuels. He has authored or coauthored over 80 peer-reviewed ...
Harmful algal blooms are more frequent and more intense than ever before. HABs are now seen as a public threat, and water managers need reliable tools for monitoring. Xylem brand YSI introduces Total Algae Sensors, the most sensitive tools available which help you to monitor, mitigate, and manage ...
4/9/2018
Hubbard says the algae need nutrients and food, basically dust, organic carbon, and water and in summer, these are abundant and the algal bloom flourishes. As algae are dark in colour – they enhance the dark zone and a positive feedback effect is then established where the ice sheet absorbs even ...
(FOX 11) - It's a mystery surrounding the Silver Lake reservoir. Some residents claim the color of the water has been changing lately. Some residents have posted online comments saying maybe it's a growing number of parasites, others think it may be bird droppings. We got to the bottom of the growing ...
The Center for the Inland Bays' executive director Chris Bason says contaminated groundwater from Mountaire can fuel algae growth and destroy fish habitat in the river. "That algae sucks oxygen out of the water," Bason said. "It prevents bay grass from growing. It also engenders bacteria growth and ...
WATER POLLUTION. Researchers hunt for $10M solution to toxic algae blooms. Published: Monday, April 9, 2018. Scientists are racing to find a solution to the algae blooms plaguing waterways from Lake Erie to the Florida Everglades.
Can the algae growing within Polk County's lakes be used to fuel our gas tanks in the near future? Students at Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) have been researching this question for the past several months, and the answer they found proves affirmative. Their research shows that algae known as ...
SILVER LAKE — Is it algae? Is it a chemical? Some Silver Lake residents are talking about a recent change in the water color of the Silver Lake Reservoir, where the water has gone from a deep Lake Tahoe blue to a Biscayne Bay teal green. “Last week it was blue. This week no,” said Dan Gershon, ...
Grossman has been studying algae for years. Algae dominate the oceans, produce half of the oxygen we breathe and are important to the Earth's ecology, human health, and nutrition. They are used as food, for fuel, health care and cosmetics, among other purposes. Despite the pervasiveness of algae ...
Taylor explained that as the output of fertilizer and waste continues, the amount of nutrients in the water rises, leading to algae blooms. These algae blooms can deprive the water of oxygen, killing plants and animals. The plants used in this project include 500 Pickerelweed, 500 duck potato, 100 golden ...
“The plants in the lake will grow well as the dissolved oxygen content in water would be increased,” he said. The lake water is currently green due to the algae, and with these additions, it will become 'crystal clear'. The lake is spread over 30 acres in the 240-acre park. While the aerator will operate over ...
Researchers have found increasing numbers of phytoplankton, microscopic algae that thrive in nutrient-rich waters, since the early 1900s. The researchers suggest human waste from swimmers and disturbed sediments from paths to Thoreau's cabin contributed to the lake's increase in the nutrients ...
BLUE-green algae growth in the Murray River has dropped from previous years' levels despite a run of hot weather, according to Lower Murray Water. Owen Russell. Lower Murray Water will continue weekly tests until the beginning of May, but senior manager of customers and stakeholders Owen ...
4/8/2018
Blue-green algae still evident in Bendigo dog park. Trish Anderson puppy sitting her daughters dog's Blue and Snoop. Dog owners are being reminded to keep their pets out of the water at Bendigo's Harcourt Dog Park. Picture: NONI HYETT. Blue-green algae still evident in Bendigo dog park. Tweet.
This report studies the Algae Biofuel market status and outlook of global and major regions, from angles of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries; this Algae Biofuel report analyzes the top manufacturers in global and major regions and splits the Algae Biofuel market by product type ...
I've been at Lake Berryessa since 1997 and have seen algae and seaweed come and go but have never heard a report of a dog dying from algae poisoning in the lake. I also just spoke with a local businessman who has spent every summer for 25 years on and about the lake. He said he had never ...
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Coring samples taken from a South Dakota lake have revealed the volume of sediment laden with algae-producing phosphorus may be up to eight times what was earlier estimated. The samples from Lake Mitchell that were taken in February have put the $7.2 million estimate for ...
Study Shows Additional Problems for Lake Mitchell. Coring samples taken from a South Dakota lake have revealed the volume of sediment laden with algae-producing phosphorus may be up to eight times what was earlier estimated. April 8, 2018, at 11:58 a.m.. Study Shows Additional Problems for ...
4/7/2018
Residents on the New South Wales Mid North Coast say they are alarmed by the results of a study linking fertiliser run-off from blueberry farms to excessive nitrogen levels in a local waterway. A quarter of the sites tested at Bucca Bucca Creek, north of Coffs Harbour, showed that levels were between 50 ...
Ed Weinberg thinks he has developed the best way to stop the toxic blooms of blue-green algae that have been fouling bodies of water from the Florida Everglades to the Great Lakes and beyond. The algae feed on phosphorus from farms and wastewater treatment plants that makes its way into rivers ...
4/6/2018
He pointed to the alarming increase in harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in the Finger Lakes, including Seneca. ... the plant is not set up to treat water with toxic algae, he stressed, noting Auburn had to spend about $2 million to add carbon filters to its water treatment plant to remove the toxic algae.
“We suspect that it was due to presence of some algae at Aruvikkara reservoir. We have done tests after treatment and are supplying water which has permissible limits of quality. The water may have slight colour change, but it is totally safe for drinking,” said the official. However, KWA officials added that ...
One invasive species that inspectors will work to keep from entering Lake Minnetonka, Schleuning said, is starry stonewart, an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to several Minnesota lakes. Starry stonewart is a grass-like algae that displaces native aquatic ...
Lowering the river north of the Sartell dam by 3 feet will expose areas of lake and river bottoms so sun and air exposure will kill algae and new beneficial plants will take root and grow. The results? A decrease in phosphorus that causes algal growth, and thus improved water clarity and quality that ...
These tainted parts of Mirror Lake are warning signs that pollution has found its way into the water. This is easy to spot when you take a walk around the pond; algae can be easily seen as well as a slightly orange tint in the middle of the pond is reminiscent one of rust. The fact is, Mirror Lake is polluted, ...
In addition to the already increasing signs of global warming, algae –that accounts for 10% of the photosynthesis in the world- has become harmful to our nature. Before dwelling into the depth of the matter, we must acknowledge that climate change is for real and one must believe every percent of it is ...
Levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae – anabaena – had decreased and were below the levels "of concern to public health", Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Ramon Pink said. READ MORE: Canterbury's poisonous Lake Forsyth kills sheep, full of green slime. A health warning on Lake ...
4/4/2018
They examined the remains of glassy-shelled algae preserved in the cores, since these algae require sunlight and can therefore indicate water depth and clarity. The researchers also used radioisotopic dating to determine how old the cores were, and to document how the growth of algae in the lake has ...
“I do feel some sadness from our findings, but more than that I see our results as a wake-up call,” says Stager in an email to Inverse, noting that an uptick in water-clouding algae has been one of the most dramatic changes he's observed in his research. “That could set off a vicious cycle of phosphorus ...
"What we show is that the Dark Zone is covered in a finely distributed layer of dust, and black carbon, which provide nutrition for dark coloured algae. These are the main cause of the darkening." says professor Alun Hubbard, the co-author of the study and professor at CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas ...
4/3/2018
The Lagoon is still recovering from an outbreak of blue-green algae in 2015 which caused difficulty in filtering the water though MIWB CEO Stephen said they ... The filtration plant filters any remaining blue-green algae by putting water through a one micron sieve providing 28ML of filtered water a day to ...
KOZHIKODE: Two rivers, Chaliyar and Iruvazhinji, developed blue-green algae last month pressing panic buttons for residents as they were providing drinking water to all the gram panchayats and municipalities around. Areekode gram panchayat in Malappuram soon conducted a 'Clean Chaliyar' drive ...
Excessive phosphorus fuels toxic algae blooms on Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi in Franklin County. Lake cleanup efforts are aimed at reducing phosphorus loading into waterways. Michael Wironen, a researcher at UVM's Gund Institute for Environment and the Rubenstein School of Environment ...
Since the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced on March 22 that it planned to designate the open waters of Lake Erie's Western Basin as impaired for recreation due to harmful algae and the presence of mycrocystin, reaction has been mostly positive from some environmental groups and ...
“Recently, Seneca Lake has been plagued by harmful algae blooms. It is unknown if the presence of an incinerator may have an impact on the occurrence of the algae blooms. The long-term impacts that could occur further jeopardizing the health of the lake and those who use it for their source of ...
3/29/2018
This article is the first of a series that takes a closer look at the health of Seneca Lake, and efforts to improve the water quality of the lake and the tributaries that feed it. Harmful Algae Blooms, nutrients, phosphorus, and invasive species in one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the continental United ...
Harmful Algae Blooms, nutrients, phosphorus, and invasive species in one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the continental United States — all are issues that kept a room at Hobart & William Smith College full March 24 for the 2018 Seneca Lake Water Quality Summit. Those issues each require ...
“We need to focus on what is most important, and it is certainly not Astroturf in Viera.” Earlier this month, scientists studying the lagoon reported “concerning levels” of algae in the Indian River Lagoon; the report comes just 2-years after wide-spread algae blooms led to one of the worst fish kills on record ...
They and other experts continually question whether the displaced, nutrient-enriched sediment — most of which enters the Maumee River after being blown off or trickling off farms between Toledo and Fort Wayne, Ind. — is to some degree a contributor to western Lake Erie's chronic algae problem.
Coral reefs can experience phase shifts where they quickly transition from coral-dominated to a uniformity of other organisms, typically algae. Palmyra is a less common case where the transition was from corals to CM. USGS scientists discovered the CM infestation at the Palmyra shipwreck in 2007.
Deanie's has some crabs, but two of Bucktown's busiest seafood dealers are completely out in part because of the algae bloom. "It's always a concern. We will let them test the waters and then we will come back," said Clint St Philip with 'Captain Sid's Seafood'. But there are other factors in play as well.
3/23/2018
Plan to Fight Lake Erie's Algae Would Force Changes on Farms. Ohio Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) administration is coming out with new proposals to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie. March 23, 2018, at 10:17 a.m.. Plan to Fight Lake Erie's Algae Would Force Changes on Farms. Share. ×. Share on ...
3/22/2018
This means that there will likely be more strict regulations on agriculture. The Ohio EPA released the announcement Thursday afternoon, something that the Kasich administration has been against in recent years. Toxic green algae has been a big problem to Toledo's water supply. This was most notable ...
A BLUE-GREEN algae warning in place for Lake Eppalock since the summer has been lifted. Goulburn-Murray Water said recent water quality monitoring testing had showed a significant decline in blue-green algae levels. Customer operations general manager Scott Barber anticipated it would be ...
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has decided to include Western Lake Erie in a list of impaired waters, due to the harmful algae blooms that plague the region every year. The agency's move comes after years of calls from environmentalists and a federal lawsuit. Some politicians in Ohio and in ...
"For 2018, the Ohio EPA is proposing to designate the open waters of Lake Erie's Western Basin as impaired for recreation due to harmful algae and drinking water due to occurrences of microcystin bacteria, Butler said in a prepared release. Butler said the state has invested more than $3 billion to ...
This week in 1993, New Zealand's export-focused shellfish industry reopened following a nationwide three month shutdown. The enforced closure and ban on exports was in response to a toxic algal bloom that posed a public health threat. New Zealand 25 years on from this event now boasts a half ...
"When you put phosphorus in water and expose it to sunlight, it does what it is supposed to do – it stimulates the growth of plant material, in this case algae," explained Dr. Melodie Naja, the Everglades Foundation's chief scientist. The algae kills fish and wildlife, ruins beaches and boating and potentially ...
WASHINGTON - Action at both the state and federal level on Thursday are likely to have an impact on the continued efforts to combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program that funds thousands of projects aimed at restoring the health of the Great Lakes, ...
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will designate the open waters of Lake Erie's Western Basin as impaired for recreation due to harmful algae and drinking water due to the presence of mycrocystin, a toxin that caused Toledo to ban tap water for two days in 2014.
Toledo's last mayor — also a longtime impairment opponent — looked at algae blooms on the Maumee River downtown last summer and changed her mind, calling on the governor to do so too and still he would not budge. And finally the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency instructed state authorities ...
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ohio is designating -- for the first time -- the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water and closed beaches in recent years, officials said Thursday. The shallowest of the Great Lakes has seen its largest algae ...
Butler said he doesn't expect the EPA to order any new regulations because Ohio already has a federally approved plan in place to combat the algae that now turns the lake's blue waters into unsightly shades of green most summers. An algae bloom in 2014 left more than 400,000 people around Toledo ...
TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio for the first time is designating the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has ... The shallowest of the Great Lakes has seen its largest algae blooms on record during the past decade, fueled mainly by farm fertilizers washing into ...
“At one time it was a volunteer organization, and over time they've added significant staffing levels,” Szymanski said. “I've seen zero water quality improvement and I've seen an increase in the (blue-green) algae.” A February presentation to the authority showed that blue-green algae is a growing threat, ...
Only some small organisms of the rivers, such as the water hydra, are able to adapt to the ecological impact of invasive algae Didymosphenia geminata, popularly known as 'Rock Snot', according to a study conducted by the Spanish researchers from the University of Barcelona. This new research is the ...
Harmful algal blooms, typically caused by excess phosphorus, pollute freshwater in more than 15,000 waterways in the U.S. and impact all 50 states. The issue threatens drinking water and wildlife and is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $2.2 billion annually. Those are the sobering topline facts, and ...
Jamshedpur: After Subernarekha, prolific algal bloom has taken over an 8km stretch of another lifeline river in the Singhbhum region, the Kharkai. From the Adityapur bridge to Domuhani (the meeting point of the two rivers), covering Kadma and Sonari, the surface of Kharkai resembles a green carpet, ...
In addition, millions of dollars in collaborative algae research at Ohio colleges and universities, including Ohio State's Stone Lab program, have been implemented by the Department of Higher Education. Better tributary monitoring, funded efforts to reduce open lake dumping of dredged materials, ...
There has been a lot of bad news lately about Lake Winnipeg. Algae blooms occur regularly, and zebra mussels are settling into their new home. Lake Winnipeg was named the world's most threatened lake in 2013 by Global Nature Fund, and some scientists have even declared that Lake Winnipeg is a ...
A catfish appears on the shoreline in the algae-filled waters of North Toledo in 2017. ... to the eight-state region for projects that have removed toxic wastes from industrial harbors, fought invasive species such as Asian carp, restored wildlife habitat and supported efforts to prevent harmful algal blooms.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To spotlight the global environmental and economic challenges caused by harmful algal blooms in fresh waterbodies, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today released a three-part docuseries with National Geographic photographer Andy ...
3/21/2018
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Excess algae that washed ashore produced some strong odors around Sanibel Island. Beachgoers noticed and had some complaints. "As we were leaving Captiva, I was telling my son there was a rotten smell in the air," Robert Damron said. Damron encountered excess algae ...
The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill restores the full $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which funds the cleanup of shorelines and the detection and prevention of toxic algae blooms for bodies of water like Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. (Photo: Detroit New file photo / Detroit ...
But after two consecutive tests over the past two weeks, the dangerous levels of algae in the lake had fallen below the red alert levels. A council spokesperson said Lake Ainsworth was now at 'amber alert' with some visible scums in certain areas of the lake. 'As the red alert has been lifted there are no ...
High content of nitrogen and phosphorous causes the formation of blue green algae where the water turns deep green. Septic waste and fertilisers are rich in these two elements. On Tuesday night, a pickup vehicle full of septic waste was seized by local residents at Oorkadavu in Mavoor, which was ...
The blue-green algae blooms that sometimes swallow Florida's coasts are thick, green, goopy and smell like sewage. But they're not a problem that's unique to Florida. The blooms gained particular notoriety in the Sunshine State during the summer of 2016, when a massive outbreak choked businesses, ...
There was not enough fresh rainwater to dilute and flush out the algae bloom that occurred in the lakes thus giving us the primary culprit in causing bad tasting surface water. Algae from Lake Mexia and Fort Parker Lakes spill over the spillway down into the Navasota river and that algae travels down to ...
3/20/2018
At an algae prevention summit in Ticonderoga Tuesday, several town officials said their summer visitors drop when the water gets full of algae. "Each year we see more of it," Moriah Town Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. Scozzafava says they've seen a decrease in tourists when blue-green algae ...
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services has received a report of blue-green algae bloom at the south end of Olympia's Black Lake, the organization wrote in a ... Residents are advised to avoid contact with the lake water during algae blooms, and release any fish caught during a bloom.
Cyanobacteria, the scientific term for Owasco Lake's harmful algae, have gas vacuoles that help them float up and down in the water. The sound waves could create enough pressure to keep them from reaching light, pushing them back down where they could not photosynthesize and eventually die.
An algae bloom from Lake Erie appears in the boat basin at International Park in Toledo in 2017. ... region for projects that have removed toxic wastes from industrial harbors, fought invasive species such as Asian carp, restored wildlife habitat and supported efforts to prevent harmful algal blooms.
Currently the phosphorus levels in Five Island Lake are too high which decreases clarity of the lake and increases the amount of algae. The purpose of the study is to reduce the algae and increase clarity, improve the ecological health of the lake, and evaluate the outlet structure of the lake. According to ...
3/19/2018
RBC | Thank you to all the interested public and stakeholders for your commitment to finding the drivers of the algae in the White River. We also want to thank you all for your patience with our Technical Committee (TC) as they have put a great amount of time, effort, and energy into identifying the most ...
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services has received a report of blue-green algae bloom at the south end of Olympia's Black Lake, the organization wrote in a release Monday. The bloom began over the weekend, and a sample has been sent to be tested for algae toxins. Results are ...
The amount of TTHM and HAA5 will increase if there is an increase of "natural organic matter," such as blue-green algae, in the water, Granato said. "The reason the EPA wants to talk to us is because we have a lot of natural organic matter in our water (due to the blooms)," Granato said. The study will ...
3/18/2018
At a time when the presence of blue-green algae in River Chaliyar is the hot topic, experts will hold a seminar on water-related issues on World Water Day on March 22. The seminar will give participants a first-hand experience of the problem. Interestingly, the venue of the seminar is the river itself.
3/17/2018
This was the second of four summits being held to guide the state's comprehensive effort to protect vulnerable lakes and water bodies in Upstate New York from HABs. Each summit includes an evening session open to the public where background information about HABs is provided. The next summit ...
A study by CWRDM (Centre for water resources and management) Kozhi-kode has confirmed the presence of the blue-green algae prominently at Areekode side due to the unrestricted waste disposal. Reacting to the wake-up call, the grama panchayat has formed a committee, comprising of traders, ...
Following apprehensions over the reported toxicity in the blue-green algae noticed in the Chaliyar, and Iruvazhinjippuzha, one of its tributaries, Kozhikode District Collector U.V. Jose has asked government agencies to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the matter. Water from the Chaliyar is ...

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