News tagged with toxic algae

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

dateSep 17, 2014 in Environment
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Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, North America's Great Lakes now confront another potential threat that few had even imagined until recently: untold millions of plastic litter bits, ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Environment
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'Blood test' for crook corals

(—Australian researchers are harnessing a world-first scientific discovery to develop a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral reefs are being impacted by pressures from climate change and human activity.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Ecology
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