News tagged with blooms

Under the sea ice, behold the ancient Arctic jellyfish

The doings of creatures under the Arctic sea ice are many, but they are rarely observed by humans; it's pretty hard to get under the ice to look. In recent years, marine biologist Andy Juhl and his colleagues have gotten ...

dateOct 24, 2017 in Ecology
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How bright is the moon, really?

The "inconstant moon," as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed lovers might have thought. Now researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plan ...

dateOct 16, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Improving Lake Erie's water quality

The conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers.

dateOct 10, 2017 in Environment
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New book warns climate change is making us sick

In 2008, Jay Lemery, MD, an emergency physician in Colorado, read a commentary about the effects of global climate change on human health. The author was Paul Auerbach, MD, professor of emergency medicine at Stanford and ...

dateSep 21, 2017 in Environment
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What causes algal blooms to become toxic?

The disastrous 2015-16 Dungeness crab season, delayed and shortened by an unprecedented bloom of toxic algae, is a bitter memory for the West Coast fishing industry. The culprit was domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced ...

dateAug 23, 2017 in Environment
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