Red streaks in Puget Sound not toxic

SEATTLE — People are reporting a lot of red or orange streaks in Puget Sound in the last two weeks. Some are worried it could be what scientists call a harmful algae bloom or HAB. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says these occur when some microscopic algae produce toxins that kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat. Continue reading Red streaks in Puget Sound not toxic

Llanelli’s North Dock closed to swimmers

Just ahead of half term, Llanelli’s North Dock has been closed to swimmers. People and animals have been warned to stay out of the water because of blue green algae detected in the dock. Carmarthenshire Council’s public protection department has been informed of the presence of the algae by National Resources Wales.

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Joe Parisi announces $500,000 program to help keep algae out of lakes

In an ongoing effort to clean up Dane County lakes, County Executive Joe Parisi on Thursday announced a new program to help local farmers keep phosphorus out of the lakes. The $500,000 program, a partnership with the Madison-based, nonprofit land conservation organization Sand County Foundation, is designed to help farmers increase their capacity to store manure and reduce runoff. Continue reading Joe Parisi announces $500,000 program to help keep algae out of lakes