Dangerous levels of microcystin, a toxin spawned by harmful algal blooms around western Lake Erie, have compromised Toledo, Ohio’s water supply and inconvenienced thousands who live near or make their living on the lake.
Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.
A new study jointly released last Thursday by NASA and the University of California at Irvine paints a dismal picture for the future of Western waterways.
While many parts of the country are grappling with intense drought, Minnesota has had so much water that no-wake restrictions were placed on Lake Minnetonka nearly two months ago and have devastated boat businesses there.
With shark sightings and attacks on the rise, an effort is under way in Montauk, N.Y., to understand one of the ocean’s most mysterious creatures.
The petroleum industry won a significant victory in a dispute with environmental groups last week when the Obama administration approved guidelines for seismic searches for oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean.
After a dozen years of prohibiting access, the New England Fishery Management Council is considering reopening portions of a preserve 80 miles off the coast of Gloucester —one of the region’s most distinct marine habitats —to trawlers.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that $16.6 million in boating grants will be awarded to 21 states under the Clean Vessel Act program.
More than 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast already designated for wind energy development could generate more than 16,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 5 million homes, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation.
Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine announced the launch of a program that will reimburse employees and their families who participate in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ boat operator safety course.
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council came out in opposition of President Obama’s announcement that he will create the world’s largest marine preserve in a swath of the Pacific, closing the area to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.