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Algae Bloom

Lake Erie Becoming More Vulnerable To Bacteria Blooms, Study Says

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, sug...

Oregon Officials Lift Toxic Algae Warning For River

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 2 (Reuters) - The dangerously toxic blue-green algae that for two weeks halted recreation on ...

Red Tide Off Florida Coast Smothering Everything In Its Path

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea tu...

Economy or Environment? We Need Both.

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

I remember as a kid walking the fields with my grandfather. He said, "No man has the right to take more from the land than the land itself can withstand." That balanced approach made sense to me when I was six, and it still makes sense to me today.

Disturbing Photos Show Why Algae Blooms Are A Growing Global Threat

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

When more than 400,000 people were left without safe drinking water in Ohio and Michigan this past weekend, Lake Erie's troubling algae blooms receive...

Toledo's Troubles: Vivid Example of Why We Need to Act on Climate and Clean Water

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The troubles in Toledo this weekend might seem the stuff of science fiction, but the truth is that a major American city, perched along the Great Lakes just went three days without drinking water after pollution poisoned their supply.

Flights Over New Jersey Check For Pollution At Shore

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

OVER THE JERSEY SHORE (AP) — The image on a satellite photo snapped by NASA showed a big green arrow off the New Jersey coastline, starting in New Y...

3 Reasons To Go Vegan for Earth Day: Land, Air, and Water

Kathy Stevens | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Animal agriculture is ruining our precious Earth, the only home we have. Time is not on our side. Want to do your part this Earth Day, eco-warriors? Go vegan. Anything less is lip-service.

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Lynne Peeples

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

SEATTLE -- Toxic algae blooms appear to be increasing in frequency and intensity around the country, but the full range of their causes -- and their h...

Why Is Lake Erie Under Attack?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Lake Erie is under attack from noxious algae blooms, and the problem only looks likely to get wor...

Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options

Donald Carr | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.

PHOTOS: Bright Green Algae Bloom Takes Over Popular China Beach

Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

The Daily Mail reports that a surprise Algae bloom spreading across Qingdao, China's most popular beach hasn't deterred vacationers from enjoying thei...

Potentially-Toxic Algae Bloom The Size Of Germany Spreading Across Baltic Sea

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 30 bottles of pre-French Revolution champagne recently recovered from the bottom of the Baltic Sea were a pretty awesome find. But the latest thin...