What's Causing the Toxic Algae Blooms in Florida's Waters
A look into the messy problem and what's being done about it.
Scientists Are Closer To Understanding What Makes Ocean's Toxic Algae Bloom
A new study sheds light on the causes and conditions behind toxic ocean algae blooms.
Why Is Florida Experiencing Its Most Toxic Algae Bloom In A Decade?
A red tide event brought upon by toxic microscopic algae is killing marine wildlife and causing respiratory illnesses in humans.
What is red tide? Toxic algae bloom forecast for Florida beaches
Toxic algae blooms known as red tide continue to kill wildlife and sicken people along Florida's southwest coast.
Residents urged to learn about, avoid toxic algae blooms
SIGN OF BAD BLOOMS — The swimming area in Sylvan Beach was closed in this July 2014 file photo because of blue-green algae blooms in Oneida Lake. A bloom can do more than just disrupt summer swimmers, it can cause health issues such as skin, throat and eye irritations, inflammation of the respiratory tract, nausea, and vomiting for people and pets. (Sentinel file photo) Residents urged to learn about, avoid toxic algae blooms Published May 27, 2017 at 4:00pm Local residents are encouraged…
Why toxic algae blooms are taking over Lake Erie
Possible culprits include changing farming practices, zebra mussels, and even climate change.
What caused the most toxic algae bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?
Remember the "warm blob"? This spring, the Central Coast's ocean ecosystem is far more ideal for wildlife compared to the spring of 2015, when the most toxic algae ever recorded was blooming across the Monterey Bay.
Toxic Algae Blooms: What You Should Know
June 11, 2019 – Toxic algae blooms are a growing epidemic, polluting lakes and other waterways across the U.S., as a 2018 EWG report revealed. They can occur any time, but they thrive when water is warmer, usually from May through October Toxic algae blooms occur when bacteria-laden fertilizer and manure from farms run off into waterways, triggering the growth of a thick, blue-green goop on…
This video shows how gross Florida's toxic algae bloom problem really is
Huge toxic algae bloom sickens more than 100 in Utah amid heatwave
Bacteria has spread rapidly to cover almost all of Utah Lake, turning the water bright green with a pea soup texture and leaving scummy foam along the shore
How giving legal rights to nature could help reduce toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie
Should lakes, rivers and other resources have legal rights? New Zealand, Ecuador and other countries have taken this step. Now Toledo, Ohio is a US test case.
This comic strip explains why we could see more disasters like Toledo's toxic algae bloom
Farming practices and climate change are creating a "perfect storm."
Here’s what Florida’s massive toxic algae bloom looks like from space
Florida's governor has appealed to President Obama to send federal help, saying that the problem has caused "havoc to our environment."
Sun Herald: Here's how Tropical Storm Barry will affect toxic algae bloom in Gulf of Mexico
An influx of saltwater could spell doom for the blue-green algae that has closed Mississippi Coast beaches from state line to state line during the height of tourist season, said
How Giving Legal Rights To Nature Could Help Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms In Lake Erie
August and September are peak months for harmful blooms of algae in western Lake Erie. This year’s outbreak covered more than 620 square miles by mid-August. These blooms, which can kill fish and pets and threaten public health, are driven mainly by agricultural pollution and increasingly warm waters due to climate change.
Toxic algae bloom closes Utah lake, sickens more than 100 people
A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days during the hottest part of the year.
Why Is Florida's 'Unprecedented' Algae Bloom Toxic?
The blooms are caused by bacteria of the genus microcystis, and were likely caused by industrial runoff in Lake Okeechobee.
Why toxic blue-green algae blooms have killed 4 dogs this week
The U.S. EPA is advising dog parents to keep their pets out of algae-covered ponds and lakes at the moment, due to risk of death via toxic blue-green algae.
Why Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms Could Become More Common In Texas Waterways
"When ... it's been raining a lot in the spring, and when the droughts set in in the summer, the water sort of stagnates. That creates the perfect combination for these toxic blooms.”
Blue-green algae bloom in St. Lucie River 10 times too toxic to touch, DEP reports
Taking water samples "right in the middle" of the bloom rather than on the edge resulted in highly toxic level.