Water Quality http://wunc.org en 'SolarBees' Poised To Hit Jordan Lake Next Month http://wunc.org/post/solarbees-poised-hit-jordan-lake-next-month <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers is wrapping up the environmental impact review of a $1.4 million plan to put solar powered water mixers (also known as SolarBees) on Jordan Lake to break up algae.</p><p></p><p>Last year, the General Assembly decided to delay implementation of rules that would restrict development around the lake to reduce contaminated runoff. Instead, they had the Department of Environment and Natural Resources spend $400,000 on 36 SolarBees to churn the water and prevent chlorophyll a, which is linked to algae blooms, from building up.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:00:38 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36744 at http://wunc.org 'SolarBees' Poised To Hit Jordan Lake Next Month North Carolina’s Rules On Fracking To Be Completed This Year, Well Permits To Be Issued Next Year http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-s-rules-fracking-be-completed-year-well-permits-be-issued-next-year <p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:40:42 +0000 Jorge Valencia 33876 at http://wunc.org North Carolina’s Rules On Fracking To Be Completed This Year, Well Permits To Be Issued Next Year The Danger Of Toxic Algae To North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/danger-toxic-algae-north-carolina <p>Algae may seem harmless, but toxic algae blooms can be a real problem in water supplies used by people.</p><p>They can kill wildlife in the water and be dangerous to humans. Host Frank Stasio talks with <a href="http://marine.unc.edu/people/faculty-2/hans-paerl/">Hans Paerl,</a> professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the <a href="http://unc.edu">University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill</a> <a href="https://ims.unc.edu/">Institute of Marine Sciences</a>, Morehead City.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:36:09 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28924 at http://wunc.org The Danger Of Toxic Algae To North Carolina NC Will Stop Monitoring Water Quality At 41 Swimming Locations http://wunc.org/post/nc-will-stop-monitoring-water-quality-41-swimming-locations <p></p><p>Federal cuts mean the state will stop monitoring water quality at several dozen swimming sites along coastal rivers and sounds in the coming year. The Environmental Protection Agency cut $22,000 from a grant for the testing.</p><p></p><p>The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries uses a combination of state and federal funds to test 240 swimming areas for certain bacteria.<br /><br />Director Louis Daniel says the division has notified county heath and summer camp directors that it will stop testing water quality at 41 swimming areas in coastal rivers and sounds.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:56:34 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28161 at http://wunc.org NC Will Stop Monitoring Water Quality At 41 Swimming Locations