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2013-02-28 23:03:03

Lake Savers 2012 Scientific Data Proves Effectiveness of All-Natural Technology in Lake Restoration Kalamazoo, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Studies conducted on four Michigan Lakes are providing evidence that a break-through, all-natural technology quickly and substantially reduces nutrient overloading — the root cause of explosive invasive weed growth and harmful blue-green algal blooms. The independent studies conducted by Restorative Lake Sciences, LLC on Indian Lake,...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Divers from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will be in the Belgrade-Oakland area later this week removing a particularly threatening type of milfoil, an invasive plant that can choke ponds and lakes. On Aug. 1, an observer found Eurasian water milfoil in Salmon Lake, a 695-acre waterbody also known as Ellis Lake that is within the headwaters of the Belgrade Lakes region. Eurasian water milfoil is considered even more aggressive than...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Leigh Hornbeck, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--STILLWATER -- Eurasian milfoil, an invasive plant that creates a nuisance for boaters and swimmers, is almost under control in Saratoga Lake, according to the Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District. The district, which is supported by 1,400 taxpayers who live around the lake, paid for an application of a herbicide to kill the weeds. Last year the chemicals were used on the south end of the lake and in May the district moved...

2008-07-21 15:00:35

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Brattleboro Reformer, Vt. Jul. 21--BRATTLEBORO -- The state took its fight against invasive species in Vermont's waterways to the front line this weekend. The Department of Environmental Conservation held a workshop Sunday to spread the word about the serious threat posed by non-native plants, fish and other organisms in Vermont's streams, rivers and lakes. The environmental officials were also there to try to get concerned water lovers to commit to joining...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Kevin Graman, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 10--HEYBURN STATE PARK, Idaho -- The battle for Lake Coeur d'Alene is being waged on its southern shores against an alien invader. Eurasian milfoil, a nonnative weed introduced to local lakes by unwitting boaters, was discovered along the shorelines of southern Lake Coeur d'Alene and the lower lakes in 2003. Milfoil forms a mat of thick vegetation that can stop a powerboat in its wake, fatally ensnare a swimmer and wipe out...

2008-06-15 18:00:12

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 15--MARIN WATER officials are considering unleashing tick-size weevils to combat an alien plant that has invaded Mount Tamalpais reservoirs. The slim, green non-native Eurasian watermilfoil, a plant sometimes found in home aquariums, has taken root in the floor of five Marin Municipal Water District reservoirs, triggering concerns about water quality. One solution under study is importing a weevil -- an aquatic beetle...

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2006-10-23 18:00:00

ACTON, Maine - A new infestation of invasive variable milfoil has been discovered in a lake that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border, state officials said Monday. Volunteers found the invasive species in Great East Lake, a 1,776-acre lake located in Acton and in Wakefield, N.H. The milfoil was found in New Hampshire waters just a few feet from a public boat ramp located in Maine. It marks the first time in nearly two years that milfoil has been found in a Maine lake, said Paul Gregory,...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.