Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs
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Toxic blue-green algae is spreading across a growing number of US lakes. See photos, stories, background and solutions below.
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Spotlight on Pinto Lake pollution spurs action: Scientists, officials close in on cure for toxic algae

Spotlight on Pinto Lake pollution spurs action: Scientists, officials close in on cure for toxic algae | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it

For years, the algae that produces the poison blamed in deaths of sea otters and birds blooms annually into a bright green scum on the surface of the lake.

Yet, concern about the pollution largely has been restricted to a small group of advocates and researchers.

That changed in 2013 as the problem at the 8,000-year-old lake described by one advocate as Watsonville's backyard was featured in an online National Geographic article and a National Wildlife Foundation and Resource Media study that called the lake one of the most toxic in the country.

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Toxic Algae Loves Climate Change, And That's Not Good

Toxic Algae Loves Climate Change, And That's Not Good | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
SEATTLE -- Toxic algae blooms appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity around the country, but the full range of their causes -- and their health effects -- remains far from clear.
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Toxic Algae Plagues U.S.

Toxic Algae Plagues U.S. | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
A new, first-of-its-kind national online map by the communications firm Resource Media shows that 21 states across the U.S. have issued health advisories and warnings related to harmful algal blooms ...
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Ohio among 21 states plagued by toxic algae

Ohio among 21 states plagued by toxic algae | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
At least 21 states contended with toxic blue-green algae this summer, according to a new report that urges governments to better track the problem and protect the nation’s lakes, ponds and reservoirs.
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Green slime – coming soon to a lake near you?

Green slime – coming soon to a lake near you? | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
Toxic algae blooms, the result of warmer temperatures, ag and septic runoff, are fouling lakes and ponds across America. Yuck.
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National Wildlife Federation's toxic algae report and map pinpoint Oregon's summer blooms

National Wildlife Federation's toxic algae report and map pinpoint Oregon's summer blooms | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
Resource Media and the National Wildlife Federation on Tuesday jointly released a report on 2013's summer toxic algae blooms, which can pose a health hazard for humans, pets and wildlife. Not all algae pose problem.
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California Lake’s Toxic Algae Among Worst in U.S.

California Lake’s Toxic Algae Among Worst in U.S. | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
A lake near Santa Cruz has the highest levels of toxic algae in the state, and some of the highest in the country, according to a new study. The report highlights Pinto Lake, which is in a park just outside of Watsonville.
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Three Startling Ways Climate Change Could Affect Your Health

Three Startling Ways Climate Change Could Affect Your Health | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
While debates over climate change’s existence and causes continue, researchers around the world are postulating the possible health risks a changing climate poses to humanity.
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No state, federal rules for testing, treating toxin from harmful algae - The Newark Advocate

No state, federal rules for testing, treating toxin from harmful algae - The Newark Advocate | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
No state, federal rules for testing, treating toxin from harmful algae The Newark Advocate The warning lasted for about a day, while Superintendent Henry Biggert tested for toxin levels and worked with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to...
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Shellfish made poisonous by toxic algae may bloom into bigger problem - PBS NewsHour

Shellfish made poisonous by toxic algae may bloom into bigger problem - PBS NewsHour | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
Shellfish made poisonous by toxic algae may bloom into bigger problem
PBS NewsHour
The Pacific Northwest is known for its seafood, but when algae blooms in coastal waters, it can release toxins that poison shellfish and the people who eat them.
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OSU scientist: Toxic algae has competitive edge - The Columbian

OSU scientist: Toxic algae has competitive edge - The Columbian | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
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OSU scientist: Toxic algae has competitive edge
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People swim in Lost Creek Lake near Shady Cove, Ore., despite a sign warning of a threat to their health from toxic algae in the water.
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Weekly Overview: Harmful Algal Blooms Expected to Increase in Freshwater ... - TheFishSite.com

Weekly Overview: Harmful Algal Blooms Expected to Increase in Freshwater ... - TheFishSite.com | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
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Algae Blooms on Fernan Lake Puzzle Health Authorities | Spokane Public Radio

Algae Blooms on Fernan Lake Puzzle Health Authorities | Spokane Public Radio | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
News today: Algae Blooms on Fernan Lake Puzzle Health Authorities http://t.co/vb26yFHVz9 #cda #coeurdalene
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Report: Polluted farm runoff linked to toxic green algae slime in U.S. waters

Report: Polluted farm runoff linked to toxic green algae slime in U.S. waters | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
Report warns of polluted slime in U.S. waters, threatening health and closing beaches.
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New Map Tracks Toxic Algae Blooms | Food and Environment Reporting Network

New Map Tracks Toxic Algae Blooms | Food and Environment Reporting Network | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
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State agency leaders push bill to thwart algae

State agency leaders push bill to thwart algae | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
The directors of three state agencies threw their support behind legislation yesterday that would grant them new powers to curb the farm pollution that causes toxic algae blooms in Ohio’s lakes.
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Report shows outbreak of algal blooms over summer 2013

Report shows outbreak of algal blooms over summer 2013 | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
A recent report shows for the first time the widespread reach of harmful algal blooms that occurred this summer, including in parts of the Great Lakes.
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Action Called In Ohio And Other States With Toxic Algae

Action Called In Ohio And Other States With Toxic Algae | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
An environmental group is calling for national policymakers to take action after a report shows significant increase in toxic algae. Ohio is on the list of states experiencing problems.
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Pinto Lake highlighted in national report on toxic algae

Pinto Lake highlighted in national report on toxic algae | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
WATSONVILLE -- A new national report on toxic algae has put Pinto Lake on the map.
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Another Reason to Change the Way We Farm: Toxic Algae is Choking Our Lakes and Rivers

Another Reason to Change the Way We Farm: Toxic Algae is Choking Our Lakes and Rivers | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard about the giant dead zones that expand and take shape every summer in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay, driving away fish and wildlife and leaving miles of barren, underwater deserts in their wake.
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Harmful algal blooms found at four more Kentucky Lakes - WDRB

Harmful algal blooms found at four more Kentucky Lakes - WDRB | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
Harmful algal blooms found at four more Kentucky Lakes WDRB (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has confirmed the presence of harmful algal blooms (HABs), or cyanaobacteria, levels exceeding recommended safety thresholds at four lakes in...
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Algae outbreaks continue in St. Johns River - Florida Times-Union

Algae outbreaks continue in St. Johns River - Florida Times-Union | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
Algae outbreaks continue in St. Johns River
Florida Times-Union
It shows people need to pay attention and stay away from the green slime,” said St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, who alerted reporters Friday to findings of a lab hired by the St.
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NM biologists point to toxic algae for elk deaths - Fort Mills Times

NM biologists point to toxic algae for elk deaths - Fort Mills Times | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
NM biologists point to toxic algae for elk deaths
Fort Mills Times
SANTA FE, N.M. — The deaths of more than 100 elk in northeastern New Mexico were likely caused by drinking water that contained toxic algae, state wildlife officials said Tuesday.
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Rise In Toxic Algal Blooms Due To Climate And Nutrient Enrichment - RedOrbit

Rise In Toxic Algal Blooms Due To Climate And Nutrient Enrichment - RedOrbit | Stay out of the Water: Toxic Algae Threatens People, Dogs | Scoop.it
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Rise In Toxic Algal Blooms Due To Climate And Nutrient Enrichment
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As these 'eutrophic' processes increase, so will the ratio of toxin-producing strains of cyanobacteria in harmful algal blooms.
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#Bedford Boating Lake in #Autumn. The algae is back!
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