Late summer is the peak time for harmful algae that can turn lakes into toxic scum, canceling fishing trips and fouling water supplies. While the Pacific Northwest doesn’t get anything near the activity that turned parts of Lake Erie into bright green slime, our coasts are vulnerable in late summer to this largely unpredictable – and in our case unseen – menace.
University of Washington oceanographers have created a tool to help predict when harmful algae might strike. Continue reading Predicting when toxic algae will reach Washington and Oregon coasts
According to the health officials, the green and smelly algae that bloom in the Delta waterways are now considered to be toxic.
Recent hot and humid weather in San Joaquin County combined with low river flows in many of the area’s waterways have contributed to the rapid growth… Continue reading Toxic Green Algae Blooms in San Joaquin County Waterways
EAST HAMPTON, CT (WFSB) – A popular Connecticut lake may be closed to swimmers this Labor Day weekend because of unsafe levels of algae in the water. Signs went up at Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton that… Continue reading Lake in East Hampton being tested for toxic algae
Both Grieg Seafood and Norway Royal Salmon have reduced their 2014 harvesting forecasts and said they are set to take big write-offs due to problems with diseases and algal bloom at their farms.
And they are unlikely to be the only… Continue reading Over 650 tons of Farmed Salmon Died of Pancreatic Disease Caused by Algal Bloom
Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment received a report Tuesday of suspected blue-green algae on Upper Rideau Lake’s north shore.
The report came from cottager Matt Turner, who sent the Citizen pictures of what he described as… Continue reading Suspected blue-green algae reported along Upper Rideau Lake’s north shore
City officials have closed the upper reservoir at Veterans Memorial Lake Park after a potentially harmful algae bloom was discovered there Monday.
“City of Norwalk water plant personnel today detected a possible harmful algae bloom in upper reservoir,” said Josh…
Continue reading City closes upper reservoir due to algae bloom
William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus.
The biofuel collaboration involves a number of researchers from both… Continue reading Rebooting algae
Low-cost fiberglass screens help scientists gather samples for monitoring toxin-producing algal cells. Until now, sampling and monitoring microalgae… Continue reading NOAA Opens a Window (Screen) on the World of Toxic Algae
Unlike states in the American Southwest, one of the things that Ohioans can count on is an abundant supply of fresh water. Or can we?
Toledo’s ban on the consumption… Continue reading A freshwater solution is within our reach: Josh Knights