Posts Tagged ‘water’

Let’s see what’s out there

NOAA has issued its first early season Lake Erie algal bloom bulletin. You can get weekly and, starting in July, twice-weekly updates on the Forecasting webpage of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. You also can sign up to get them by email. (Photo: Lake Erie on May 8, showing sediment plumes from the Maumee River and other tributaries, NOAA CoastWatch.)

To stave off, or not, another water crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which, among its work, keeps the air you breathe and water you drink clean, would see the biggest cut — 31 percent — of any federal agency in the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, according to a Reuters story. EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would be especially hard hit. It faces a 97-percent cut in the proposed budget.

How would those cuts, if approved, hit home? Jeff Reutter, special adviser to Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, said in a recent issue of Cleveland Scene, “If we lose the EPA, we lose Lake Erie.”

The lake, among other things, provides drinking water for 3 million Ohioans.

‘An excellent location to do research’

Image of Stone Lab boatOhio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie is inviting college undergrads to apply for its 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program.

Meet me on the waters of the Ohio

Kara Lofton of Pittsburgh-area public radio program The Allegheny Front reports that “It’s Not Just Lake Erie. The Ohio River Has a Major Algae Problem, Too.”

EPN hosting program on lead in Ohio’s water

drinking water in the glass.Ohio’s drinking water safety will be in the spotlight during the Dec. 2 breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network …

Good news, everyone: Not a cruel summer for Lake Erie

Satellite image of Lake ErieNOAA scientists predicted a smaller algal bloom this summer in western Lake Erie. Tom Jackson of the Sandusky Register reports that the good news is, “Apparently, they were right.” (Photo: Recent Lake Erie satellite image via NOAA’s Lake Erie HAB Tracker.)

Read more on algal bloom conference

NewsHere’s our latest press release about the upcoming Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference. It’s Sept. 15 in Toledo.

Harmful algal blooms, helpful science

Image of algal bloomThere’s still time to register for Sept. 15’s Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference in Toledo. Get the clear details. (Photo: Lake Erie algal bloom by Tom Archer, Michigan Sea Grant.)

The changing state of algal blooms in Oregon

Harmful algal blooms are on the upswing in Oregon — in part due to climate change, Beaver State experts say — and CFAES scientist Jay Martin, head of the college’s Field to Faucet initiative, spoke on Ohio’s bloom background in a June 30 story in the Bend (Oregon) Bulletin.

How to boost crop yields, protect water quality

CornfieldTwo field days on the best ways to use nutrients on farms are set for late July in northwest and western Ohio.

Both events aim to help farmers maximize their crop yields while minimizing nutrient runoff risk, says co-organizer Greg LaBarge, a field specialist with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension.

Doing that, he says, can lower input costs, raise profits and limit water quality threats such as harmful algal blooms. Read about both events. (Photo: Nelson A Ishikawa, iStock.)