The Stony Brook University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study used the genome sequence of Aureococcus anophagefferens and found that it is genetically predisposed to exploit certain characteristics of human-modified coastal ecosystems.
When completed in 2015, the $448-million project will feature three major pump stations, removal of 260 miles of roads, and filling in of 42 miles of canals to help restore water flows to the Everglades.
In the study, something released by algae, other than microcystins, had an endocrine disrupting effect on zebrafish.
Questions from prospective applicants about the competitive opportunity must be received before March 28 and applications must be received by April 11.
Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.
The rule provides a collaborative and science-based framework for creating land management plans that would support ecological sustainability and contribute to rural job opportunities.
Tim Gieseke's book illustrates a practical method to identify environmental values and makes a case for bringing the externalities of agriculture and business into the economic accounting framework.
The federal agency and California want to improve water quality and resource protection in the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.
Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basinwide water availability assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.
After seven years, San Francisco's Planning Commission certified the project's environmental impact report for work that is designed to improve Bay Area water supply in the Alameda Creek habitat.
The revised specification is open for comment until March 21.
As a first step, the organizations will combine forces at the April Water Matters! Fly In.
Twenty-nine legislators supported bills in the House and Senate that would remove some authority from the Department of Ecology and set up a new water commission.
Five areas are threatened by impacts related to energy production, from offshore drilling in Alabama to mountaintop removal coal mining in Tennessee to 'fracking' in Virginia.
The free webcast on "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes” is scheduled for Jan. 26.
Billfish and tuna, important commercial and recreational fish species, may be more vulnerable to fishing pressure because of shrinking habitat according to a new study.
EPA seeks abstracts for presentations; deadline is Jan. 14.
Flammable and bubbling drinking water was coming out of taps at two residences near Fort Worth, Texas; EPA testing found methane and benzene.
Underwater vehicles will be used by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and other university scientists to learn if the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected animals in the Gulf of Mexico; the public is invited to take a look via the Dive and Discover website.
Current water quality monitoring looks only at the surface, according to Avner Vengosh, Duke professor of geochemistry and water quality.