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NFWF Announces Major Support for Prize

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced its support for The Everglades Foundation’s George Barley Water Prize in the form of a $1 million challenge grant.  Read the full press release.

Ontario Town Readying for GBWP Teams

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Later this year, the 10 finalist team in the George Barley Water Prize will move into the small town of Bradford, Ontario – an hour north of Toronto – to begin field testing of their technologies in Holland Marsh.  And, as evidenced by this August 9 article, the locals are starting to pay attention.  Why … Read More

NOAA Issues Lake Erie Algae Forecast

Friday, July 14, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, has issued its forecast for this year’s algal bloom in Lake Erie – and it’s not good news. NOAA predicts a larger than usual bloom, likely 7.5 on the 10-point severity scale – “significant,” in their terms, and at the level that may be harmful to aquatic life, … Read More

Disgustingly Beautiful Satellite Views of Algal Blooms

Sunday, June 25, 2017

One of the great paradoxes of algal blooms is that up close they are disgusting, but from afar they can appear beautiful – gentle swirls of green and blue that seem to have come from the feathery brush of a master artist. This paradox was neatly captured in a recent piece on Mashable by Miriam … Read More

Phosphorus Down 60% in Chinese Lakes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

According to this June 22 report by PBS NewsHour, Chinese efforts to reduce the phosphorus levels in lakes are working – down 60% from 2006 to 2014, citing a study in the magazine Nature Geoscience.  Albeit, the baseline phosphorus levels were much higher in China (often over 200 micrograms per cubic liter) than in the … Read More