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Dennis Depner: Algae is nothing new, what happened to the EPA?

[USA] The algae in Lake Erie are not new. This has been a problem for the last 70 years at least. I can remember traveling from Lucas to Ottawa County down old Ohio 2 along the lake seeing the same blue-green algae every summer. One year the lake looked like a big bowl of split pea soup. Continue reading Dennis Depner: Algae is nothing new, what happened to the EPA?

Galdieria sulphuraria in a New Mexico sewage farm is the key to water security

[USA] The sulphurous springs of Yellowstone national park are scalding, tainted with heavy metals and acidic enough to eat through clothing. But their murky depths are also home to an algae that scientists claim could one day help provide cleaner, healthier water around the world. Continue reading Galdieria sulphuraria in a New Mexico sewage farm is the key to water security

Jocylyne Rankin: Treating all mink effluent off-site would spare lakes

[Canada] Your July 31 article on the demise of Yarmouth County’s much-loved Camp Wapomeo shed light on the regrettable impact of blue-green algae on a quintessentially Canadian summer tradition: camp. Continue reading Jocylyne Rankin: Treating all mink effluent off-site would spare lakes

Surreal images show a neon Chinese freshwater lake infested with monstrous algae bloom

[China] Green may be associated with health in other parts of the world but for China’s Chaohu Lake, it signifies death.

This unfortunate association is as a result of unstoppable invasion of the lake, located just outside of the city of Continue reading Surreal images show a neon Chinese freshwater lake infested with monstrous algae bloom

Scottish lab mix-up over the magical algae that could clean up our filthy beaches

A so-called ‘algae bank’ at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban is embarking on the mammoth task of checking all 3,000 of its colourful, slimy samples to make sure that they have been correctly identified.

Acidic ocean poses high economic risk in NJ

The ocean is becoming more acidic and that’s a growing issue for shellfish and those who make their living harvesting them, according to a new study.

New Jersey is one of 15 states with coastal communities at high risk of economic harm from ocean acidification, Continue reading Acidic ocean poses high economic risk in NJ