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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...