[Malaysia, Global] Malaysian police have reported that VX nerve gas was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, following a preliminary analysis of material Continue reading Kim Jong Nam’s mysterious death: Algae toxin may have killed him?
[China] Environmental authorities in east China’s Anhui Province are battling an intense blue algae outbreak in Chaohu Lake, the country’s fifth largest fresh water lake, as they struggle to ensure clean water for local residents. Continue reading Blue algae outbreak threatens water supply in China's 5th largest lake
The most serious algal toxin threat to New Zealand shellfish can now be detected faster and at around a quarter of the previous cost through a new test method likely to be introduced this year. The test for paralytic shellfish toxin (PST), the most serious of shellfish poisoning syndromes caused by harmful algae, has been developed by New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute in collaboration with the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Turner Reservoir and Central Pond in East Providence have a blue-green algae bloom, and people are advised to avoid recreational activities there.
The Rhode Island Department of Health Continue reading Blue-green algae toxins found in 2 East Providence bodies of water
Press release from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board North Coast Region:
Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are to urged to avoid direct… Continue reading Officials urge people to avoid blue-green algae
Tasmanian shellfish growers will have to wait until Wednesday to hear if a harmful paralytic toxin, carried by algae, has spread.
Two East coast oyster growers have stopped harvesting after elevated… Continue reading Tense wait for shellfish growers as tests determine the extent of harmful toxin spread
[10th, May 2014] Within a period of a week, the level of a potent nerve toxin in Anderson Lake rose 990 times over the safe threshold, prompting its closure to fishing and all other water recreation.Weekly testing since April 21 had found the level of anatoxin-a to be below the state recreational guideline of 1 microgram per liter of water… Continue reading Anderson Lake south of Port Townsend closed because toxins 990 times over safe level; state park still open
[10th, May 2014] Chemicals similar to those used at the London Olympics will be put into Strathclyde Loch to ensure it is free from poisonous algae when it hosts the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games triathalon. Organisers have revealed the list of preparations they are putting in place to make sure that events at the Watersports Centre run smoothly…
[10th, May 2014] It’s anyone’s guess just how bad the algae blooms might be this year, but the city already is dealing with a related problem: bad-tasting drinking water. The city of Columbus has spent $97,000 since early February to get rid of the off-taste and unpleasant odor of drinking water pulled from… Continue reading Algae update: Fixing bad-tasting drinking water already expensive
[8th, May 2014] Toxic algae has closed a section of the Basingstoke Canal near Ash after recently being found there. Sightings of poisonous blue-green algae were reported to the Environment Agency (EA) on April 29 and tests have confirmed there has been contamination. Continue reading Poisonous algae contaminates Basingstoke Canal