TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.It's one of the most wide-ranging freshwater monitoring systems in the U.S., researchers say, and some of its pieces soon will be watching for harmful algae on hundreds of lakes nationwide.Researchers are creating an early warning system using real-time data from satellites that in recent years have tracked algae bloom hotpots such as Florida's Lake Okeechobee and the East Coast's Chesapeake Bay.The plan is to have it in place within two years so that states in the continental U.S.
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- Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press - Sunday Jul 30, 2017
- 3rd Boy Scout dies after sailboat strikes power line on lake
Monday Aug 7, 2017
AVINGER, Texas (AP) — A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an overhanging power line on a lake east of Dallas, an official with Texas Parks & Wildlife said.The boy was sailing in a catamaran Saturday with two older boys, one 17 and the other 16, when it struck the power line at Lake O'The Pines near Avinger, 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Dallas.Daniel Anderson, chief operating officer for the East Texas Boy Scouts of America, said a Scout leader reached the boat within minutes but the two older boys were already dead.
- Pummeled by drought and climate change, beloved Lake Tahoe in hot water
By Lizzie Johnson - Thursday Jul 27, 2017
Lake Tahoe and the community around it are increasingly battered by climate change and drought, with the lake’s temperature climbing 10 times faster the historic average in the past four years and algae threatening the Sierra Nevada gem’s famous emerald and blue clarity.Intense seasonal changes in 2016 — hallmarks of climate change — killed huge swaths of forest around the lake and nourished invasive species, according to the annual Tahoe State of the Lake Report released Thursday by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.The beloved vacation spot, researchers said, now sees summer conditions for 26 more days than it did in 1968, boosting the danger of devastating wildfires, while the spring snowmelt has moved up 19 days since 1961.If it is increasingly dominated by dead and dying trees and stringy algae washing up on the beach, it will change the way people experience the environment here.Insects, disease and stress — combined with the transition from a historic drought to unprecedented rainfall last year — felled tens of thousands of trees.Invasive Asian clams, spread around the lake by boaters who take on and them dump water during wakeboarding excursions — a heavier craft creates a bigger wake — repopulated on the northern end.Average water clarity, one of the most noticeable symptoms of a warming planet, degraded to 69.2 feet in the nation’s second-deepest lake, a 3.9-foot decrease from 2015.Mark Twain likened boating on Lake Tahoe to floating on air, and when they first started measuring clarity in 1968, researchers could see the Secchi disk 102.4 feet below the surface.Last summer, over a few months alone, clarity dropped 16.7 feet to 56.4 feet as tiny algae amassed in the lake’s upper reaches, clouding the view.In the last four years, the average temperature of the lake at all depths has increased by an average of 0.26 degrees a year to 43.3 degrees Fahrenheit — a rate 10 times greater than the long-term warming rate, the report found.Surface temperatures did fall by 2.5 degrees last July — but it was an anomaly caused by strong summer winds, according to the research center, which started tracking water temperature records in 1970.
- Report proposes steps to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer - Monday Aug 7, 2017
(AP) — A federal report released Monday proposes a $275 million array of technological and structural upgrades at a crucial site in Illinois to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and its vulnerable fish populations.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers outlined its tentative plan in a report that had been scheduled for release in February but was delayed by the Trump administration, drawing criticism from members of Congress and environmental groups.Despite the benefit of protecting the lakes from Asian carp, the Army corps acknowledged its preferred approach could affect other wildlife species, from turtles, frogs and otters caught in the electric current to native fish whose migration paths would be interrupted."The Army Corps report makes clear that it's time for serious preventative actions to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes," said Howard Learner, executive director of the Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center.In a joint statement, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Prairie Rivers Network said the corps plan was "another step in the fight against the upstream movement of Asian carp" but didn't address how to impede Great Lakes fish from migrating downstream into the Mississippi watershed.
- Names & Faces: Julio Jones, Curtis Samuel
Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
The Atlanta Falcons’ receiver is paying SCUBA divers to find his diamond earring valued at more than $100,000, which is sitting on the murky bottom of a Georgia lake.WXIA-TV reported that Jones lost it when he hit a boat wake and took a spill while jet skiing in Lake Lanier, about 50 miles outside Atlanta.The divers have been searching the lake bottom, hoping to capture a flashlight’s reflection off the jewelry amid old trees that have been submerged since the man-made lake’s creation in the 1950s.The Carolina Panthers’ rookie was dropped off for his first day at NFL camp in Wofford, S.C., by his mother, Nicole Samuel.According to Panthers reporter Bill Voth, Samuel, who went to Erasmus Hall High in Brooklyn, N.Y., said that “his mom needed the car, so she’s driving it back.”
- Fisherman discovers 3 headstones floating on lake
By email@example.com (Fox News Online) - Wednesday Jul 19, 2017