Critics ask why state failed to warn about toxic algae

Critics ask why state failed to warn about toxic algae By Perry BeemanSeptember 26, 2008; DesMoinesRegister.comhttp://search.desmoinesregister.com/sp?skin=100&aff=1117&keywords=Critics%20ask%20why%20state%20failed%20to%20warn%20about%20toxic%20algae An outbreak of toxic blue-green algae that threatened the health of Black Hawk Lake swimmers and Des Moines' drinking water 150 miles downstream drew little action from state environmental investigators, critics charged this week.The algae, or cyanobacteria, can cause [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:23+00:00September 27th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Critics ask why state failed to warn about toxic algae

World’s oceans could become “soupy swill”

World's oceans could become "soupy swill" By Elaine O'ConnorSeptember 13, 2008; The Province, Vancouver, BC http://www.canada.com/theprovince/story.html?id=4afe0ae4-f3aa-430e-93b3-3d07594802b3B.C. not immune to algae bloom outbreaks Saltspring Island resident Sally Cole got home from a sailing trip in August looking forward to a hot shower. But when she turned on her taps, all she got was slime. "It was [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:23+00:00September 14th, 2008|News|Comments Off on World’s oceans could become “soupy swill”

Dead zone now smaller after Gustav

Dead zone now smaller after Gustav By Justin FritscherSeptember 12, 2008; Jackson Gannet.com Hurricane Gustav decreased the size the dead zone, an area of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana coast that lacks marine life, a scientist said Friday. But it’s unclear by how much.When a large storm moves through a dead zone, it re-aerates the [...]

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Beyond Carbon: Scientists Worry About Nitrogens Effects

Beyond Carbon: Scientists Worry About Nitrogens Effects By Richard MorganSeptember 2, 2008; The New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/science/02nitr.html?_r=1&oref=slogin TOOLIK FIELD STATION, Alaska — As Anne Giblin was lugging four-foot tubes of Arctic lakebed mud from her inflatable raft to her nearby lab this summer, she said, “Mud is a great storyteller.” Dr. Giblin, a senior scientist at [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:23+00:00September 6th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Beyond Carbon: Scientists Worry About Nitrogens Effects