Tag Archives: Algae Bloom

Responses To Cortes Island’s Algae Bloom Problem

The ECOreport interviews the author of a FOCI report about responses to Cortes Island’s algae bloom problem

By Roy L Hales

The global phenomenon of algae blooms has reached British Columbia. The BC Northern Health issued an advisory for Prince George area last summer. Severe outbreaks have been reported at St. Mary and Cusheon Lakes on Saltspring Island, and Village Bay Lake on Quadra Island. The Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) recently published a monitoring report. I recently interviewed the author, Rex Weyler, about responses to Cortes Island’s algae bloom problem.

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The Limitations Of Bioremediation

The ECOreport interviews Rex Weyler about ecological solutions for our planet’s environmental problems &; the limitations of bioremediation

By Roy L Hales

In its’ simplest form, bio-restoration is something that every farmer every just does naturally.  In this interview, Canadian  ecologist/journalist Rex Weyler talks about natural solutions to most of the world’s environmental problems and the limitations of bioremediation.

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Obama Signs California’s Poisoned Water Bill

The ECOreport reposts the story of a “good bill” spoiled by a highly controversial rider, Obama Signs California’s Poisoned Water Bill

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

In a slap in the face to fishermen, Tribes, environmental justice advocates, conservationists and family farmers, President Obama on Friday signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law with its environmentally destructive Big Ag rider sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

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Is Climate Change Outpacing EPA Protections?

The ECOreport reposts a story from the battle against algae blooms and water quality problem, Is Climate Change Outpacing EPA Protections?

Originally Published on UVM Communications

By Joshua E. Brown

New research suggests that Lake Champlain may be more susceptible to damage from climate change than was previously understood—and that, therefore, the rules created by the EPA to protect the lake may be inadequate to prevent algae blooms and water quality problems as the region gets hotter and wetter.

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Revising Biology For The California Waterfix

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED on how the state government is revising biology for the California waterfix

Originally Published on the Elk Grove Government

By Dan Bacher

On August 2, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) released their revised biological assessment for the California WaterFix, Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, claiming that the plan “minimizes potential effects on listed species.”

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How The Climate Is Changing Germany’s Lakes

The ECOreport went to Bavaria, to see how the climate is changing Germany’s lakes

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMWe arrived at the Bavarian village of Iffeldorf the morning after the first snow, in late November, 2015. Dr. Uta Raeder, Co-Director of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) facility, greeted us in the parking lot. We huddled close, straining to catch her words before the wind, or traffic noises took, them away. She and her colleagues has been considering keeping us indoors. Instead they led us toward the boathouse, to see how they are monitoring how the climate is changing Germany’s lakes.

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Manitoba’s Environmental Bill of rights

The ECOreport reposts an article about Manitoba’s environmental bill of rights

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Kaitlyn Mitchell

The right to a healthy environment is a keystone tenet of modern environmental law — it is the underlying premise that recognizes the connection between the environment and our human right to life, liberty, and dignity. That’s why it’s fitting that the Keystone Province looks poised to recognize this right in the coming months.

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