13 January 2011

Next week cyanobacteria become the focus of a movie!  It’s called Bloom – The Plight of Lake Champlain.  This is something of a first and illustrative of widening public interest in doing something about the problem of eutrophication.

In the USA, the New Jersey fertilizer ban has been signed into law.

Apparently the Kowie River estuary (Port Alfred) has had a sewage problem for some time, such that sporting events have moved elsewhere.  Peter Britz (Rhodes) has cited the common problem, collapse of infrastructure and services.

A toxic algal alert has been issued for Burrinjuck Dam (Murrumbidgee River, Australia). Burrinjuck is a bit south of the wet bit in Australia.

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