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Researchers Race to Thwart Toxic Algae Outbreaks

Monday, May 14, 2018

Blooms have been fouling bodies of water from the Florida Everglades to the Great Lakes and beyond Ed Weinberg thinks he has developed the best way to stop the toxic blooms of blue-green algae that have been fouling bodies of water from the Florida Everglades to the Great Lakes and beyond. Read The Full Article … Read More

Meet the Barley Prize Top 10 and Stage 2 Award Winners

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Global Race is on – Meet the Barley Prize Top 10 and Stage 2 Award Winners It’s been two weeks since the Stage 2 George Barley Water Prize awards ceremony, and while the dust is beginning to settle, the excitement just riling up. On October 26th, the Stage 2 Winners were announced at the … Read More

Media Coverage of Top 10

Saturday, October 28, 2017

As word spread from Chicago’s Field Museum that the 10 finalists has been announced for the $10 million George Barley Water Prize, the media took notice. Here’s the story from Miami’s NPR station, WLRN (http://wlrn.org/post/finalists-announced-10-million-contest-solve-algae-problems-plaguing-florida-and-world): Finalists Announced In $10 Million Contest To Solve Algae Problems Plaguing Florida… And The World By KATE STEIN They sound like … Read More

10 Finalist Announced

Friday, October 27, 2017

The George Barley Water Prize competition began a year ago with more than 100 teams in pursuit of the $10 million prize.  Now it is down to the final 10. At a ceremony held on October 26, 2017 at the Field Museum in Chicago, Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg introduced the final teams whose technologies … Read More

Toxic Algae Found in Two Central Park Waterways

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has found toxic algae in the Harlem Meer and the Lake in Central Park, according to lab samples taken this month. Unlike other lakes in the state, the concentrations of algae in the two Central Park lakes ar enot considered to have “high toxins.” Such “Harmful Algae Blooms” can … Read More

Wellington company part of competition to prevent algae blooms

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

WELLINGTON, Fla. – As fears of another algae crisis grow on the Treasure Coast, efforts are ramping up to prevent blooms not just here in Florida, but around the globe. Koos Baas is with Green Water Solution in Wellington. His company is a finalist for a $10 million prize in The Everglades Foundation George Barley … Read More

Wellington company part of competition to prevent algae blooms

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

By: Alex Hagan | 4:44 PM, Jun 5, 2018 https://www.wptv.com/news/region-martin-county/wellington-company-part-of-competition-to-prevent-algae-blooms WELLINGTON, Fla. – As fears of another algae crisis grow on the Treasure Coast, efforts are ramping up to prevent blooms not just here in Florida, but around the globe. Koos Baas is with Green Water Solution in Wellington. His company is a finalist for a $10 million … Read More

A Growing Epidemic of Toxic Algal Blooms

Monday, June 11, 2018

“Farmers have got to up their game” New research just out from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows a growing number of algal blooms since 2010 – at least 300 blooms in lakes, rivers and bays in 48 states. Nationwide map map shows locations of reported toxic blooms in green, Image by ewg.org The new … Read More