Trinity River safe from blue-green algae toxins; Kimtu Beach Park health advisory lifted

Lab results announced Friday show blue-green algae toxins are no longer detected in Trinity River water, prompting county officials to lift Kimtu Beach Park’s health advisory.

Despite the results, the Humboldt County Department of Health and Continue reading Trinity River safe from blue-green algae toxins; Kimtu Beach Park health advisory lifted

Like weeds of the sea, ‘brown tide’ algae Aureococcus anophagefferens exploit nutrient-rich coastlines

The sea-grass beds of Long Island’s Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish. Clams, scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy. But three decades after the algae that cause brown tides first Continue reading Like weeds of the sea, ‘brown tide’ algae Aureococcus anophagefferens exploit nutrient-rich coastlines