Study reveals climate change impacts on Buzzards Bay

An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how nitrogen pollution affects ...

Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation.

Researchers study ways to disable algal bloom

From shellfish industries on the West Coast to popular beaches in New York, human health, fishing and tourist economies are at stake wherever harmful algae thrive. In the past year alone, harmful algal blooms – also known ...

Toxic algae blooms cause illness, death in dogs

Dogs are known to play, swim and lap up water in lakes and ponds, but these simple joys can lead to illness and even fatal poisoning when harmful algae blooms muck up the water.

Enhancing microalgae growth to boost green energy production

(Phys.org) —A groundbreaking nanoparticle system which stimulates the growth of microalgae – a valuable resource used in the production of biofuels and medical compounds – has been developed by a team of Australian ...

Minnesota sets goals for fixing Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Minnesota's top pollution officials are setting ambitious goals - primarily for farmers - to cut back on the millions of tons of pollution that each year flow out of the state and down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of ...

Changing river chemistry affects Eastern US water supplies

Human activities are changing the basic chemistry of many rivers in the Eastern U.S. in ways that have potentially major consequences for urban water supplies and aquatic ecosystems, a University of Maryland-led study has ...

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