Toxic Algal Blooms Aren’t Just Florida’s Problem. And They’re On The Rise.

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Green algae invasion, Brittany, France. Photo source: ©© Cristina Barroca

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Pollution from agriculture and climate change is closing beaches and contributing to dead zones across the country…

Read Full Article, Huffington Green (07-07-2016)

Toxic algae bloom blankets Florida beaches, prompts state of emergency; Florida; CNN (07-02-2016)

Wave of Toxic Green Beaches, France; By Sharlene Pilkey (10-2009)
With beaches and coastlines all over the world already under attack from sea level rise, pollution, mining, driving, seawall construction and human development encroachment, another menace is mounting an assault…

Green And Golden Seaweed Tides On The Rise, By Victor Smetacek & Adriana Zinging (08-2014)
Green, brown and red seaweeds lying on the beach are part and parcel of life in many coastal regions. The amount of beached seaweed biomass started to increase along the shores of industrialized countries in the 1970s, and by the 1990s had become a nuisance along many beaches when mass-stranding events of macroalgae became known as green tides…

Toxic Algae Blooming in Warm Water from California to Alaska, (08-05-2015)
A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago…

Sea Lions Exposed To Toxic Algae At Risk Of Brain Damage and Memory Loss, Nature World News (12-15-2015)

Green Algae Chokes Eastern China’s Beaches; Xinhua News (08-06-2011)

Photographs: Thick Green Algae Chokes Beach, National Geographic

EU Moves To ‘Green’ Its Farms In Radical Reform Bid; France 24 / AFP (10-13-2011)
The reforms would potentially lead to an agricultural U-turn, putting Europe’s 12 million farms on the road to “sustainable practices” after years of free for all…

Nitrogen From Pollution, Natural Sources Causes Growth of Toxic Algae; San Francisco State University (02-08-2013)
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health, warns a new study…

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