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Monday, March 2, 2015

We're wrapping up the last days of National Invasive Species Awareness Week for 2015. More than 180 invasive species have adopted the Great Lakes ecosystem as their home. Asian carp might be some of the most prominent invaders we hear about in the Great Lakes region and are currently stalled in the Chicago Area Waterway System just 55

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY ― As Utah water sources become contaminated with the Quagga mussel, some legislators say they think that boaters should pay a fee to help fight the mussel invasion. Quagga mussels appear to have come to Utah when boats from the highly infected Great Lakes region subsequently visited Lake Powell. Recently, the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Friday, February 13, 2015

Some time back, in the 1980’s, the French Navy were moored for a week on Biscayne Bay, off the coast of France. When they pulled up anchor and left, the fishermen found their oysters in very poor condition. The toxins from the huge fleet’s antifouling obviously had a devastating effect. Thus a Canadian, innovative, marine

tags: Canada, Environmental Impact, Hull, Polishes & Waxes

Friday, September 5, 2014

The algae-induced water crisis that rendered Toledo’s tap water undrinkable the first weekend of August has intensified the debate over how livestock facilities classified as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, should be regulated. The rise of CAFOs nationally is one of America’s biggest land-use issues. As

tags: Environmental Impact

Sunday, August 3, 2014

LAKE ERIE'S ALGAL BLOOM IN 2013 CAUSED ONE public drinking water system, Carroll Township in Ottawa County, Ohio, to close for several days and other public drinking water intakes to spend over $1 million in increased treatment costs to ensure that the toxin microcystin from blue green algae did not get in the treated water. This

tags: Environmental Impact