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2009-10-19 14:18:14

Eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae, research at the University of Gothenburg shows. Phytoplankton provide the basis for the whole marine food chain. These microscopic organisms are common in coastal areas, all the way from the polar regions to the Equator, and multiply through cell division. If cells are present in the water mass in large numbers an algal blood develops - a recurrent problem in Swedish seas and along Swedish coasts. Causes of algal...

2006-11-09 12:00:25

By DEAN BAKER, COLUMBIAN STAFF WRITER The Lacamas Northshore coalition and the City of Camas would like to clean up the waters of polluted Lacamas Lake so it can be used more enjoyably for swimming, fishing and recreation. But a little investigation shows a cleanup would be costly, difficult and likely yield a partial solution, at best. The lake has murky water, a high content of phosphorus and nitrogen, and high levels of blue-green algae and Brazilian waterweed. The weeds lead to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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