~ Video ~ The Associated Press
And finally, check out this video on the river Cano Cristales before you go ...
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Just some of the communities we serve ... again, please ask!
Algonquin, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, Barrington, IL, Barrington Hills, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, Burlington, WI, Cary,IL, Campton Hills, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, Deer Park, IL, Deerfield, IL, Delavan, WI, East Dundee, IL, Elburn, IL, Elgin, IL, Elkhorn, WI, Geneva, IL, Glencoe, IL, Glenview, IL, Fontana, WI, Hawthorn Woods, IL, Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, Inverness, IL, Johnsburg, IL, Knollwood, IL, Lake Barrington, IL, Lake Bluff, IL, Lake Forest, IL, Lake Geneva, WI, Lake Villa, IL, Lake Zurich, IL, Lauderdale Lakes, WI, Libertyville, IL, Lincolnshire, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, Long Grove,IL, McHenry, IL, Mettawa, IL, Mundelein,IL, Naperville, IL, North Barrington, IL, Northbrook, IL, North Chicago, IL, Palatine, IL, Park Ridge, IL, Powers Lake, WI, Riverwoods, IL, Rolling Meadows, IL, St. Charles, IL, South Elgin, IL, Spring Grove, IL, Trout Valley, IL, Twin Lakes, WI, Vernon Hills, IL, Walworth, WI, Wauconda, IL, Wayne, IL, West Dundee, IL, Winnetka, IL
August 02, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that this summer’s dead zone is the largest ever recorded, measuring 8,776 miles. This is more expansive than the nearly 8,200 square-mile area that was forecast in July. Since monitoring began 32 years ago, the average size of the Gulf’s dead zone measured in at 5,309 square miles. The Gulf of Mexico hypoxic or low-oxygen zone, also called a dead zone, is an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life. It’s primarily caused by an excess of agricultural nutrients that flow downstream and into surface waters, stimulating harmful algae.
Cleaning Wastewater With Pond Scum
"Our wastewater is actually the perfect environment for algae and bacteria to thrive in a symbiotic circle of life," said Jacob Price a doctoral researcher in Sales's lab. "Nitrate is a common ingredient in fertilizers. Plants use it, along with carbon dioxide and light, through the process of photosynthesis and carbon fixation, to fuel growth. A byproduct of photosynthesis is oxygen, which is used by organisms—like bacteria—for their commensurate life processes. It's a beautifully natural relationship that we can harness to clean our water."
The largest dead zone ever recorded in the U.S. has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is primarily caused by fertilizer and sewage runoff that eventually forces
marine life to leave -- or suffocate and die.
-Video - CBS Jeff Glor reports.
During hot dry weather, the algae proliferate and release a type of toxin known as microcystin,
which can cause liver and neurological damage in humans.
This image of the Gulf of Mexico in the summer (2017) was created by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Reds and oranges represent high concentrations of phytoplankton and river sediment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY GODDARD SVS, NASA
August 15, 2018
State of emergency declared in Florida amid toxic red tide outbreak on Gulf coast
The Governor of Florida issued a state of emergency in response to this year’s excessive red tide, the toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the Sunshine State and leaving beaches covered with piles of dead marine wildlife.
"I am issuing an emergency declaration to provide significant funding and resources to the communities experiencing red tide so we can combat its terrible impacts," said Governor Rick Scott in a statement on Monday.
From Southwest Florida in Fort Myers all the way up to the Tampa Bay area, red tide is plaguing Florida's normally beautiful beaches.
As you may have concluded, we have a high level of interest in the dynamics of algae, lichen, and moss infestation, and their impact on our lives.
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Algae & Moss - The Good, The Bad And The Beautiful