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  • Pennsylvania DEP Sponsors State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference in Erie

    Top researchers and decision-makers from government, industry, academia and environmental groups will meet Oct. 26 and 27 at the ninth State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) at the Erie Sheraton Hotel on the West Bayfront Parkway. The two-day meeting is jointly hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada, with ...

  • Ecosystem renovation - bring it on back

    A ‘lost’ lake in Mali and a Kenyan forest that is the water tower for key rivers and lakes in East Africa are among two country projects aimed at bringing significant degraded and denuded ecosystems back from the brink. The projects are among several being drawn up and spearheaded by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with governments, to demonstrate that re-investing in damaged ...

  • Heavy metal – in and around the lake

    Heavy metal pollution of lakes has a seriously detrimental impact on people and ecosystems that rely on such bodies of water. According to a study published in the current issue of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, researchers have focused on the physicochemical properties and toxicology of water from and around Thane City of Maharashtra. Environmental chemist Pravin Singare of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The story of Lake Chilika

    Imagine a lagoon on the eastern coast of India. From the side of the mainland sweet water of a river flows into the lagoon. From the seaside at the Gulf of Bengal salt water and fish move in. In the lagoon fisheries thrive. Then the river gets sandy and brings sediments to the lagoon. As a result, the opening at the seaside gets choked-up. The amount of fish in the lagoon which is now fully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • LakeESP Installed in Lake Stechlin

    PME and Terra4 recently installed a LakeESP for the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany, in Lake Stechlin. The installation was completed in three days and included a LakeESP ...

  • DePinto and Redder Participate in Ecosystem Conference

    Limnotech staff members Joe Depinto, PhD, and Todd Redder, PE, will be attending and participating at a conference sponsored by A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) in Washington, DC, from December 8th to 12th. The conference, titled Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making, will bring together leaders in government, NGOS, academia, Native ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • US ecosystem report indicates trouble

    Years of industrial and agricultural growth have left an indelible imprint on many formerly vibrant US ecosystems. While nature is adept at resilience, the depletion and contamination of natural resources, especially water, may affect human health and wellbeing, a new report suggests.  Released last week by the federally funded environmental think tank The Heinz Center, The State of the Nation's ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ecosystem markets conference: innovative ideas drive ecosystem markets forward

    Using markets to protect and restore ecosystems – and the many services they provide – is gradually becoming a reality. Market-based systems have already protected hundreds of thousands of acres of land while still meeting human economic and development needs. They can help ensure that environmental benefits, ...

  • Earth`s lakes are warming - NASA research of 167 large lakes worldwide

    In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change. Researchers Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, USA, used satellite data to measure the surface temperatures of 167 large lakes worldwide. They reported ...

  • Phosphorus pollution research in great lakes

    NOAA has awarded New York-based Stony Brook University USD285,895 as part of an anticipated three-year, nearly USD500,000 project to determine how different kinds of phosphorous, a nutrient required by all plants for growth, trigger toxic blooms of blue-green algae in the Great Lakes. The project will focus on the algal species Microcystis, which frequently causes massive and unsightly blooms in ...

  • The effect of global warming on eutrophication in lakes

    Shallow lakes are an important type of ecosystem that may be vulnerable to current warming trends. A recent study examines just how vulnerable they are. It indicates that climate change combined with nutrient pollution could exacerbate eutrophication and suggests nitrogen levels should be monitored. Shallow lakes are important in their support of biodiversity. However, their large ...

  • Great Lakes Fouled by Raw Sewage

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, (ENS) - Detroit, Michigan is at the bottom of the class, performing the worst of 20 cities graded by a Canadian environmental group in a Report Card on how well they manage their sewage. Sierra Legal released its first Great Lakes Sewage Report Card today, an investigative report that analyzes the performance of 20 cities in the Great Lakes ...

  • Measure Great Lakes cleanup progress

    An Obama administration program that has spent more than $1.3 billion on healing the troubled Great Lakes needs a better scorecard for measuring its performance, a government watchdog report released Friday says. The analysis by the Government Accountability Office does not pass judgment on how well the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is ...


    By Associated Press

  • ADB helping China improve ecosystem in major basin

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) address and reverse decades of ecological degradation to one of the nation’s most valuable fresh-water resources. Called both the “Pearl of North China” and the “Kidney of North China”, the Baiyangdian Lake and the ecosystem it supports are at constant risk from falling water levels, soil erosion and wastewater ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • SETAC Europe addresses global ecosystem health in Gothenburg

    The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will host 1550 scientists from around the world to address the theme of “Protecting Ecosystem Health: Facing the Challenge of a Globally Changing Environment,” May 31 – June 4 at the Gothenburg Convention Centre. Nanotechnology’s impacts on the environment, risks from new pharmaceuticals, effects of contaminants at the molecular level, polar ...

  • Ecosystem-based adaptation provides promising approach

    The advantages of soft ecosystem-based climate change adaptation over hard infrastructure-based approaches are becoming increasingly recognised. A new analysis highlights these advantages and calls for more effort to improve our understanding of ecosystem-based adaptation’s (EbA) effectiveness. The importance of adapting to climate change is an internationally recognised issue ...

  • A straightforward approach to assessing urban ecosystem services

    Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change relies on the services provided by nature; new research has now demonstrated the wide potential of urban ecosystem services to aid local adaptation efforts. This study developed and trialled a streamlined method for assessing ecosystem services, such as temperature reduction and carbon sequestration, in four European cities, providing a valuable tool ...

  • Check valves protect Florida freshwater ecosystems

    Marsh Landing, a residential community in northeast Florida, relies on Wapro check valves to prevent the Intracoastal Waterway’s brackish water from flooding and damaging freshwater ecosystems within stormwater retention ponds. Marsh Landing, an elegant residential community in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States, uniquely integrates natural beauty and luxurious housing through ...


    By Wapro AB

  • The economic case for repairing damaged and degraded ecosystems

    Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems-from forests and freshwaters to mangroves and wetlands-can trigger multi-million dollar returns that generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development, states that far from being a tax on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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