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October 16, 2014
Birth control pills have negative effect on lake ecosystems: study

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:32PM EDT HALIFAX — The lead researcher of a new study is calling for improvements to some of Canada's waste water treatment facilities after finding that introducing the birth control pill in waterways created a chain reaction in a lake ecosystem that nearly wiped out […]

Why Choose an Earth-friendly Diet?

The Center for Biological Diversity's Take Extinction Off Your Plate Project In a world with more than 7 billion people — and growing — the toll on wildlife is impossible to ignore. Animals and plants are being driven to extinction at unprecedented rates by habitat loss, pollution and climate change. Most scientists believe we’re in […]

January 23, 2014
Caloosahatchee and Estuary Condition Reports

Caloosahatchee Condition Summary:   For the past 5 weeks the salinities have exceeded the MFL "harm" threshold of 10 psu.  Legacy nutrients from the summer's high flows continue to feed algal blooms within San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound and along the hard bottom surfaces within the Gulf of Mexico and are washing up on coastal […]

November 27, 2013
Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs — and offers solution

Contact: Rebecca Vega-Thurber [email protected] 541-737-1851 Oregon State University PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 26-Nov-2013   CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the largest and longest experiments ever done to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs today confirmed what scientists have long suspected – that this type of pollution from sewage, agricultural practices or other sources […]

November 13, 2013
Fears crown of thorns starfish plague will wreak havoc on Great Barrier Reef

Thu 7 Nov 2013, 8:03am AEDT. ABCNews Scientists are worried the Great Barrier Reef is on the verge of being hit by the most damaging crown of thorns starfish outbreak on record. Sections of the reef between Cooktown and Cairns are already in the grip of an outbreak, the fourth recorded since the 1960s. "At […]

November 13, 2013
Harmful algae invades the Florida Keys

There's no better trip south than the one that takes you into Florida's playground. It's a place where the wake from vessels can take your mind into paradise and noone knows that better than Captain Karl Hamp. For 30 years he's had the best view from the office but has seen the worst of what […]

September 12, 2013
In South Florida, a Polluted Bubble Ready to Burst

In South Florida, a Polluted Bubble Ready to Burst With heavy rain driving waters from Lake Okeechobee to estuaries in the east and west, devastating wildlife, officials are looking for solutions.

November 28, 2012
New Free App for Beach Lovers

The Swim Guide is a FREE app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android that makes it easy to explore and enjoy the best beaches in these areas — Alabama, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Charleston SC, Connecticut, Florida, the Great Lakes, Greater Boston MA, Maryland/Chesapeake Bay, New York, the Ottawa River region, parts of Oregon & Washington states, Saskatchewan, and […]

Improving Water Quality Can Help Save Coral Reefs

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2012) — Research from the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton has found that an imbalance of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching susceptibility of reef corals. Corals are made up of many polyps that jointly form a layer of living tissue covering the calcareous skeletons. They […]

August 9, 2011
Appeals court throws out challenge to clean water settlement

(Photo: Anabaenaalgae bloom in Caloosahatchee River at Franklin Lock, June 17, 2008) A federal appeals court today struck down a challenge filed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and several chemical companies and upheld a clean water settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and conservation groups.  The 2009 settlement requires EPA to set limits on sewage, […]