The legislation streamlines existing national efforts to study and fight harmful algae blooms.
MIAMI — President Obama has signed a bill authorizing $82 million for new research aimed at controlling toxic algae outbreaks nationwide…
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson from Florida sponsored the bill. The legislation streamlines existing national efforts to study and fight harmful algae blooms. It amends the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998.
David Wilmot, president of the advocacy group Ocean Champions, said Monday the frequency and intensity of algae blooms are increasing, and harmful algae outbreaks cost the country nearly $100 million a year.
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