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  • Lake Harvests are Likely More Fruitful than We Knew

    Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published today by Michigan State University and ...

  • Great Lakes Announces Management and Board Transitions

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (the “Company” or “Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, today announced that the Board of Directors accelerated the date of retirement of CEO, Jonathan W. Berger, to January 3, 2017.  The Board has also ...

  • 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 ...

  • Lake mead snow bonus

    Thanks to a favourable snowpack in the upper reaches of the Colorado River Basin, Lake Mead (which supplies Las Vegas with drinking water and powers the Hoover Dam) will rise nearly 30 feet from last year, according to an operating plan published by the US Bureau of Reclamation. The lake supplies farms, industries and municipalities in Arizona, California and Nevada. Precipitation in the ...


  • 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

  • Lowest level for lake mead

    In August 2010, Lake Mead reached its lowest level since 1956. Two images from the Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite show some of the stark changes on the eastern end of the lake since 1985. The largest reservoir in the United States was straining from persistent drought and increasing human demand. Badger Cove, Driftwood Cove, and Grand Wash Bay have receded to become valleys ...


  • 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

  • Scientists develop method for managing glacial lake outburst floods

    A team of Nepali and international researchers has developed a risk assessment method to manage the threat of devastating floods that can be triggered by a glacial lake outburst (GLOF). The new method, tested on glacial lakes in Nepal, is expected to help the country's government develop a national strategy for GLOF pre-disaster management. National strategies for disaster risk management ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • BacTech Provides Snow Lake Update

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company") (CNSX: BAC)(OTC: BCCEF)(WKN: A1H4TY) today provided an update on the progress of its Snow Lake, Manitoba arsenic concentrate stockpile remediation project. Over the balance of 2012, the Company will begin and/or complete the following as it moves toward construction in the Spring of 2013: -- Finalize proposed site purchase ...


  • 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 ...


  • Kalamazoo River and Morrow Lake to open

    Local, state and federal agencies responding to the Enbridge oil spill announced today that an additional 34 miles of the Kalamazoo River and the entire 2 miles of Morrow Lake are now open for recreational use. Part of the area referred to as the Morrow Lake Delta is still closed. The closed portion will be identified by buoys. Those using the river should follow buoy restrictions for their own ...

  • Salt Lake City selects WaterGEMS and HAMMER

    Salt Lake City, USA, has selected and deployed Bentley's WaterGEMS V8i modelling and analysis software and HAMMER V8i transient analysis software to analyse, design, and operate its extensive water distribution system. The system serves approximately 450,000 residents and includes about 1,380 miles of pipes. Salt Lake City has a complete geographical information system ( ...


  • Decade-old dream comes true for Lake Chad

    Gland, Switzerland – World Wetlands Day is being celebrated with the full recognition of Africa’s Lake Chad as a wetland of international significance, fulfilling an agreement made a decade ago by the four nations that share it. The declaration by the Cameroon Republic that its portion of Africa’s fourth largest lake is being declared a wetland of international importance under the 1971 Ramsar ...


    By WWF International

  • Russia to close paper mill on Lake Baikal

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that authorities will shut down a paper mill on the shores of Lake Baikal, which environmentalists say is a major pollutant threatening one of the world's largest fresh water lakes. Authorities first closed the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill in 2008 before it re-opened in 2010. Then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stressed then that the employment ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coal Tar Sealant Largest Source of PAHs in Lakes

    Coal-tar-based pavement sealant is the largest source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in 40 urban lakes studied by the U.S. Geological Survey. PAHs are an environmental health concern because several are probable human carcinogens, they are toxic to fish and other aquatic life, and their concentrations have been increasing in urban lakes in recent decades. Coal-tar-based pavement ...

  • Environmental Technology Disposer Day at HSM on Lake Constance

    The South German manufacturer of office and environmental technology, HSM GmbH + Co. KG, extended an invitation to a disposer day at its plants in Frickingen and Salem on 18 March 2016. Round about 100 guests from all over Germany, Poland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Finland and Cyprus travelled to Lake Constance and had an informative day. Managing Director and company founder ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

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