Toxic Algae Blooms Across the U.S.

Toxic Algae Blooms Across the U.S.

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Toxic algal blooms have been spreading throughout the United States. This year, states like Utah and Washington, Florida, and the Great Lakes are seeing explosive algal growth.  In fact, a report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) found cases of toxic algae in every state except Alaska. Last year the EWG […]

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Toxic Blooms Have Energy Potential

Toxic Blooms Have Energy Potential

We often write about the damaging impacts of algal blooms found in the ocean and in lakes that are fouling beaches and coastal waters, not to mention drinking water in certain areas.   But algae have the potential to be used as fuel for everything from delivery trucks to warplanes and ships, according to author Ruth Kassinger in an opinion piece in The Boston Globe. –

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