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Contest pursues solution to algae, and the prizes are dollars, in millions

[USA] Calling all entrepreneurs: If you have what it takes to stop the world’s growing algae menace, you could win $10 million.

The unusual bounty is being offered by the Everglades Foundation of Palmetto Bay, Fla., near Miami. Continue reading Contest pursues solution to algae, and the prizes are dollars, in millions

The giant algae bloom turning the Great Lakes GREEN: Scientists warn of 'severe' threat from toxic bacteria

[USA] For at least fifty years, phytoplankton and algae blooms have been a regular occurrence in summer on Lake Erie.

However, researchers say this year the toxic blooms could reach record levels. Continue reading The giant algae bloom turning the Great Lakes GREEN: Scientists warn of 'severe' threat from toxic bacteria

115 scientists gathered to discuss lake management

BOWLING GREEN — Meet Rick Stumpf.

He’s a mild-mannered East Coast scientist who a few weeks from now will give the federal government’s 2015 western Lake Erie algae forecast, based on the best available science developed Continue reading 115 scientists gathered to discuss lake management