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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • NASA Researchers Discover Ancient Microbes In Antarctic Lake

     In one of the most remote lakes of Antarctica, nearly 65 feet beneath the icy surface, scientists from NASA, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nev., the University of Illinois at Chicago, and nine other institutions, have uncovered a community of bacteria. This discovery of life existing in one of Earth's ...

  • Innovative research on EPA’s R/V lake guardian

    Beginning today and continuing through July 27, 2011, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network will be conducting an educator workshop in Duluth, Minn. Fifteen educators from the Great Lakes area will work with researchers aboard EPA’s R/V Lake Guardian ...

  • Lake Mead in southwest US could dry up by 2021, researchers say

    There is a 50 percent chance Lake Mead, a key source of water for millions of people in the southwestern United States, will be dry by 2021 if the climate changes as expected and future water use is not limited, warn researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego.  Without Lake Mead and neighboring Lake Powell, the Colorado River system has no buffer ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • NOAA, Research Partners Predict Severe 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom for Lake Erie

    LimnoTech’s Western Lake Erie Ecosystem Model (WLEEM) is one of three models being used in an ensemble modeling approach by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its research partners to forecast the severity of the 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. The models predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • EPA christens new great lakes research vessel (IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, Paul Anastas today joins Congressman Jim Oberstar, D-Chisholm in the christening of the Lake Explorer II, a new vessel to support EPA research in the Great Lakes Area. The vessel is being commissioned as the RV Lake Explorer II to support EPA research in the Great Lakes—a vast region with over ...

  • Watershed Research Calls for research proposals

    The Canadian Water Network is requesting research proposals, to be funded for a maximum of three years (2012-15), to develop a watershed-scale research platform that will support the Tobacco Creek Model Watershed research consortium node in establishing a regional monitoring framework to support cumulative effects assessments, including cumulative effects monitoring of agri-ecosystem ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PME Provides Lake Monitoring Instrumentation to Israel

    Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME), an internationally known freshwater instrument design corporation recently provided Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Institution with instrumentation that will constantly monitor water temperature and dissolved oxygen. Data will be available real-time and telemetered via GSM cell phone to a shore computer. PME provided IOLR ...

  • PME Develops a Conductivity Sensor for Hypersaline Lakes and Estuaries

    Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME), an internationally known oceanographic and limnologic instrument design corporation has designed and developed a new conductivity sensor to be used with their T-Chain sensing string, a water column monitoring device manufactured by PME. The conductivity sensor measures conductivity using an inductive sensor technique. AC voltage is applied to a ...

  • Scientists say lakes to feel climate change impact

    German and Japanese scientists have discovered that lakes located in the planet's warmer and colder regions will fall victim to climate change. Their data showed that the deep water layers of lakes in the south of Japan recorded higher temperatures, whereas temperatures of those in the north of the country were unchanged. Their findings were published in the Geophysical Research Letters. The ...

  • Bill would spend $300M on Great Lakes restoration

    A spending bill crafted by congressional leaders would allocate $300 million to a Great Lakes cleanup that had been threatened with a massive cut during last year's budget fight, supporters said Tuesday. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a program dealing with some of the lakes' most serious environmental problems such as invasive species, loss of wetlands and other wildlife habitat, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

    Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront another potential threat that few had even imagined until recently: untold millions of plastic litter bits, some visible only through a microscope. Scientists who have studied gigantic masses of floating plastic in the world's oceans are now reporting similar discoveries in the lakes that make ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fears of glacial lake outburst floods allayed

    The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has good news for people living in the Nepal Himalayas – its latest survey shows three lakes formed by melting glaciers are not about to burst as previously feared. In 2009, ICIMOD studied 1,466 glacial lakes in Nepal, in collaboration with the World Bank and non-government organisations (NGOs). Its teams identified six of them ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

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