Drinking Water

Algae Growing More Toxic
6:39 am
Fri October 25, 2013

OSU Researcher Says Toxic Algae Have A Competitive Edge

Fertilizer pollution and a warming climate are fueling the growth of huge mats of green scum in lakes and reservoirs.
Credit eutrophication&hypoxia/Flickr

A scientist at Oregon State University has proposed that freshwater algae blooms around the world may be growing more toxic. His analysis was published today in the journal Science.

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Water Pollution
7:47 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Clackamas Watershed Collects Drinking Water and Pollutants

Clackamas River
Credit Eliza Adam

On a nursery in Boring, researchers are demonstrating a new high-tech pesticide sprayer for a dozen growers. Oregon State University extension entomologist Robin Rosetta explains how this so-called “smart sprayer” uses a computerized sensor to detect the shape of plants and tell the nozzles on the machine where to spray and where not to spray.

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Klamath Basin Water
6:39 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Temporary Rules Protect Drinking Water For People And Cattle In The Klamath Basin

The Oregon Water Resources Commission has approved temporary rules that prioritize drinking water for people and cattle in the Klamath Basin.

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