Algal Bloom Control News

  • Harmful algal blooms in Europe will increase under climate change

    Harmful algal blooms may become more common in north western European waters as a result of climate change, according to a new study. The researchers predicted that by the end of this century blooms of two groups of algal species will occur over larger areas and for longer periods every year. Algal blooms occur naturally at certain times of year when these microscopic plants multiply rapidly. ...

  • Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

    EPA has given a grade of “A-“ for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade ...

  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Provides Funding to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon the GLRI’s on-going efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, ...

  • EPA Announces Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Study Causes of Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission to study the causes of harmful algal blooms and low oxygen levels in Lake Erie. “This EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant will fund crucial scientific work to answer questions about the role of nutrients, such as phosphorus, in harmful algal ...

  • Clear recognition of uncertainty is lacking in scientific advice for policymakers

    Sustainable management of complex ecosystems requires clear understanding of uncertainty. However, scientific guidance documents show a lack of clarity and coherence regarding uncertainties and tend to focus solely on the need for more data or monitoring, new research indicates. The researchers suggest that scientific guidance should recognise uncertainty as an inherent part of any complex ...

  • How much phosphorus pollution makes lakes unsafe for recreation?

    A target level of 20 micrograms of phosphorus per litre of lake water could help keep many lakes safe for recreation by restricting the growth of harmful algal blooms, European research suggests. The scientists analysed the relationship between phosphorus levels in medium- and high-alkalinity lakes, the growth of cyanobacteria blooms and the concentrations of cyanobacteria that trigger World ...

  • EPA Awards Grants in Michigan and Ohio to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced 11 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants for projects in Michigan and Ohio to improve water quality and reduce excess nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms in Great Lakes watersheds. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator for the Great Lakes, highlighted seven GLRI grants for projects to reduce nutrients in ...

  • Healthy waters coalition applauds focus on nutrients in conservation partnership program

    The Healthy Waters Coalition, a diverse cross-section of municipal and state water and wastewater organizations, conservation and sustainable agricultural organizations applaud Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) for including resources for agricultural producers who take steps to manage nutrients on their lands and take other steps to avoid ...

  • Chelsea completes demonstration of the new FastOcean System in Baltimore

    Last week in Baltimore harbour, Dr Kevin Oxborough demonstrated Chelsea’s 3rd generation Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometer - the new FastOcean  System  -  to groups from  University of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Laboratory, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory and University of Michigan Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research.    The FastOcean ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Cutting nutrient pollution may curb harmful algal blooms

    Reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution may be an easier, more effective way to control harmful algal blooms in water than addressing warming temperatures, say researchers. Cyanobacteria, also known ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cheap local clay kills harmful algae, study finds

    Local clay could help control the harmful algal blooms that destroy fish catch in the Philippines, according to researchers. Scientists at the University of the Philippines' Marine Science Institute found that the blooms — commonly known as red tide — can be mitigated by spraying 'ball clay', which ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Black substance in Anacostia river

    Test results of water samples taken from the Anacostia River show that a black substance that has plagued a portion of the river since mid-August is a rare algal bloom, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Initial testing by biologists from EPA and the Maryland Department of the Environment ruled out that the discoloration was a petroleum product or other hazardous ...

  • Aquarium of Veracruz (Acuario De Veracruz) receives gulf guardian award

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Aquarium of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico will receive a Gulf Guardian Award for 2011 in the Binational Category for their Harmful Algal Blooms monitoring program. The Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Meeting on August 3, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place in ...

  • North American industrial pollution impacts on our shared water environment

    The 13th edition of the Taking Stock report, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides the most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America, documenting reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of pollutants from facilities reporting to pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) programs in Canada, Mexico and the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New Mexico RWA 2011 Conference

    Hillsboro, OR (February 25, 2011) GillTrading.com, Inc. proudly announces the opportunity to present the paper “Methods for Reducing Maintenance in Grease Collection Areas” at the upcoming NMRWA 2011 Conference on April 11.  Shawna Gill, D.C., CEO of GillTrading.com, Inc. and the presenter and co-author of the paper, stated, “The pilot study conducted in Jewett City, CT ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Oceanographers discover toxic algae

    Louisiana State University, USA, researchers Sibel Bargu and Ana Garcia (Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences) have discovered toxic algae in vast, remote regions of the open ocean for the first time. The recent findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are reported as increasing both geographically and in ...


  • Spyglass Announces Collaboration With Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction

    Collaboration to Focus on Monitoring, Managing the Health of Coastal Regions in the Pacific Northwest SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Spyglass Biosecurity Inc., a clean technology company focused on environmental resource management, announced today that the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) has appointed the company as an industry collaborator. Through the collaboration, ...


  • GillTrading.com, Inc. will be presenting at the Tri-Association 2010 Conference

    Hillsboro, OR (August 18, 2010) GillTrading.com, Inc. proudly announces the opportunity to present the paper “Algae Control Methods Compared: The Importance of Successful Algae Control for Facilities with UV Disinfection” at the upcoming Tri-Association Conference, hosted by WWOA, CSAWWA, and CWEA in Ocean City, MD on September 3, 2010.  This paper was originally called, ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Algal bloom research award

    NOAA has awarded USD543,336 for two competitive grants to better understand and manage outbreaks of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) which threaten public health and fisheries in Puget Sound. The grants cover the first year of multi-year projects, anticipated to cost almost USD1.5 million over the next three years. The goal of the first project is to develop a forecasting ability to identify which ...

  • 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 ...


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