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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Castaic Lake Water Agency Selects SCADAWatch

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), California, has chosen the company’s revolutionary SCADAWatch software solution to support mission-critical network modeling applications, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Great lakes water quality agreement renewed

    Canada and the United States have today amended what is arguably one of the most comprehensive and successful bilateral environmental protection agreements in the world - The Great lakes water Quality Agreement. United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canada's Minister of the Environment Peter Kent today signed the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

    Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who receive water from the lake behind Hoover Dam are preparing for the worst. The receding shoreline at one of the main ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water Clears in Southeast`s Largest Lake

    Without hurricanes to disturb it, water quality in the largest freshwater lake in the southeastern United States has improved substantially over the past two years, according to the South Florida Water Management District's most recent water quality data. Lake Okeechobee, covering 730 square miles with more than 100,000 acres of wetland habitats, is located in the center of the Everglades ...

  • Lake source cooling at Cornell University

    Cornell University has installed a very innovative, yet very basic concept for cooling Ithaca High School and Cornell University. It is a closed loop system that exchanges the cool water from the depths of nearby Cayuga Lake, and expels the warm water into the shallow waters of the same lake. The water is drawn through an intake that comes from water about 2 miles out in water that is 250 feet ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Buffalo Receives $500,000 EPA Great Lakes Grant For Green Infrastructure to Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the City of Buffalo to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Erie. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator for the Great Lakes, was joined today by Congressmember Brian Higgins and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown at the offices of the ...

  • 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

  • Ontario Ministry of Environment Great Lakes Unit Selects MIKE 3 for Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modelling of Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes Unit (GLU) of the Ministry of Environment assists the Ontario government in meeting its commitment to the Canada Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem by monitoring near shore regions and Areas of Concern within the Great Lakes. The programs of the GLU provide assistance in the evaluation of progress towards restoration of environmental conditions, and ...


  • Ontario Ministry of Environment Great Lakes Unit selects MIKE 3 for hydrodynamics and water quality modelling of Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes Unit (GLU) of the Ministry of Environment assists the Ontario government in meeting its commitment to the Canada Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem by monitoring near shore regions and Areas of Concern within the Great Lakes. The programs of the GLU provide assistance in the evaluation of progress towards restoration of environmental conditions, and ...


  • United States and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canada’s Minister of the Environment Peter Kent today signed the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement at a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C. First signed in 1972 and last amended in 1987, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement is a model of binational cooperation to protect the world’s largest ...

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