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Scientists: Algae not just Toledo problem, Earth’s water quality in decline

[Global, USA] Climate change and poor land use have caused explosive growth of toxic algae around the world in recent years, putting more water-treatment plant operators on high alert and increasing anxiety of consumers. Continue reading Scientists: Algae not just Toledo problem, Earth’s water quality in decline

Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm

[EU] The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly find its way into marine applications. Continue reading Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm

NOAA, partners start early season forecast updates for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms

In response to increased demand for harmful algal bloom information and data, beginning today, NOAA researchers, and their partners at Heidelberg University, will issue new experimental, early season forecasts of the seasonal harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie. This information could be used by resource and public health managers deal with the toxic blooms, which can affect human and Continue reading NOAA, partners start early season forecast updates for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms

Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?

Slippery, slimy and seriously sordid, algae definitely doesn’t fall into the category of desirable water plants. Yet from space, water bodies overrun with eukaryotic organisms give off an almost ethereal aesthetic. With their soft colours and swirling patterns, algal Continue reading Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?