Swim portion of triathlon event canceled over algae blooms
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Part of a Kentucky triathlon has been canceled over toxic algae blooms in the Ohio River.
News outlets report a statement by The Ironman Group says officials have...
Algae blooms force cancellation of Ohio River swim
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Great Ohio River Swim has been canceled due to the harmful algal bloom that could endanger swimmers' health.
Organizers canceled the event Tuesday after it was...
Study to assess farm efforts to reduce phosphorus runoff
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As Vermont works to reduce algae-causing phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nearly $2 million in federal funding...
Advisory in place for Idaho’s Winchester Lake
WINCHESTER, Idaho (AP) — A public health advisory is in place for Winchester Lake after testing indicated elevated levels of toxins produced by blue-green algae.
Mississippi Coast beaches open, contact advisories lifted
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — All 21 beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are open after being closed this summer for a harmful algae bloom.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality...
Scientists: Red tide is back in Florida’s southwest coast
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say toxic red tide is back in the waters off the Florida southwest coast after fading away earlier this year following a 15-month bloom.
Indiana: Harmful algae blooms detected on Ohio River
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are warning people about harmful algae blooms on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Kentucky issues harmful algae warning for Ohio River
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Division of Water and Department for Public Health are issuing a public health advisory for harmful algal bloom along the Ohio River.
Algal bloom closes beach at northern Utah reservoir
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A harmful algae bloom is closing the North Beach at Mantua Reservoir in northern Utah.
The Herald Journal reports the reservoir east of Brigham City has been under a...
Hawaii scientists discover lava caused massive algae bloom
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii scientists say lava from the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption has triggered an algae bloom that could be seen from outer space, a newspaper said.
Balloon pilot grounded for dipping into tainted lake
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs balloon festival has grounded a pilot for briefly touching down in a lake that was off-limits because of a harmful algae.
Toxic algae contaminating shellfish, could cause paralysis
SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. (AP) — A large algae bloom near the San Juan Islands is causing a dangerous type of toxin to get inside local shellfish that could paralyze or even kill a person, if...
California issues toxic algae warnings ahead of Labor Day
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials on Friday warned people who plan to enjoy the state's lakes and reservoirs this Labor Day weekend to be cautious about harmful blue-green...
Pet owners warned about algae bloom in Maine pond
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland Parks and Recreation in Maine is warning pet owners that a green algae bloom could produce toxins harmful to dogs.
Officials monitoring algae bloom found in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental officials in Maine are monitoring an algae bloom in Casco Bay.
The Department of Marine Resources is keeping an eye on a Karenia mikimotoi bloom that...
Health officials urge caution after toxic algae found
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A potentially toxic algae that thrives in warm weather is being seen in Big Lake, Washington.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports Skagit County Public Health urges...
Officials warn of toxic algae in NYC parks
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are being warned to keep their young children and pets away from several lakes and ponds in New York City parks due to toxic algae.
State to finish blue-green algae testing before Labor Day
NORTH LIBERTY, Ind. (AP) — State officials say they'll continue testing waterways for blue-green algae ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
Blue-green algae growth, known as cyanobacteria, is...
Nebraska officials issue health alert at Humboldt lake
HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — State officials have issued a new health alert for a lake in the southeastern corner of Nebraska tainted by toxic algae.
Water officials halt $730,000 lake-wide treatment
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Water officials at Lake Auburn in Maine have temporarily halted an aluminum sulfate treatment to fight algae as a precaution after trace amounts of aluminum were found in the...
Illinois health officials urge caution with blue-green algae
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Environmental officials are urging residents to be cautious of blue-green algae growth along Illinois waterways.
Blue-green algae growth, known as cyanobacteria, is...
3 dogs die after swimming in pond with blue-green algae
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina dog owner wants to raise awareness after her three pets died following a swim in a pond which contained blue-green algae.
Kansas officials issue toxic algae alert for Lake Afton
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas authorities have issued a public health advisory urging people and pets to stay out of the water at Lake Afton near Wichita because of elevated toxins.
Rhode Island health officials warn of blue-green algae risk
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are cautioning people to avoid contact with seven lakes and ponds because of potential risks from blue-green algae.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services has lifted a ban on most shellfish harvesting along the state's ocean coastline and Hampton-Seabrook Harbor after a drop...
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Plans to treat Eurasian milfoil at Vancouver Lake have been delayed because the invasive weed has stopped growing and would no longer effectively absorb an...
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials have issued new health alerts for two southeastern Nebraska lakes tainted by toxic algae.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says in a news release...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Residents are being warned to avoid a popular lake in western Massachusetts after health officials found possible evidence of harmful algae.
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Officials have temporarily closed a beach in northern Utah due to dangerous levels of toxic algal blooms in the water.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are advising people not to wade into parts of the Charles River because of a dangerous algae bloom.
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department is warning residents to avoid blue-green algae in a pair of Morton County lakes.
The agency issued the blue-green algae advisories...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health and environment officials are recommending alternative ways for municipal water operators to treat toxic blue-green algal blooms that have troubled state lakes...
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Swimming has been banned at another New Jersey lake due to the presence of an extensive harmful algal bloom.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Vermont say the deaths of two dogs after they drank water from a private pond and the closure of two beaches underscore the reasons for concern over...
Editorials from around Ohio
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 14
The bad news about this year's Lake Erie algal toxins is that the harmful...
Expect another huge blob of algae on Lake Erie this summer
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Heavy rains that inundated the Great Lakes region this spring will fuel another massive algae bloom across parts of western Lake Erie later this summer, researchers said...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Environmental activists and state environmental officials disagree about how regulations should be used to combat algae blooms in Florida's waterways.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — People and pets are being warned to stay out of the water along the entire mainland of the Mississippi Gulf Coast as toxic bacteria continue spreading eastward.
Workers to treat Lake Auburn against algae
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Workers are going to be putting aluminum sulfate in Lake Auburn next week to fight algae.
The Auburn Water District and Lewiston Water Division agreed to apply an...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is reminding residents to avoid contact with toxic blue-green algae in Vermont waters.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers say toxin producing algae have formed in northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay and are migrating into Lake Erie near Cedar Point, a signal the lake's western basin could see...
Mexico struggles to understand, solve, seaweed invasion
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has spent $17 million to remove over a half-million tons of sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches, and the problem doesn't seem likely to end any time soon,...
Vermont tries aeration system to address lake algae
FRANKLIN, Vt. (AP) — The state is trying a new treatment to address algae in a northern Vermont lake.
Mynbc.com reports that Republican Gov. Phil Scott is launching a $1 million aeration...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Health is telling people to avoid touching algae that are growing the surface of Lake Pontchartrain.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are warning people who plan to recreate in lakes and rivers to be cautious about blue-green algae that can cause sickness or other health...
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Discharges from Florida's Lake Okeechobee that send nutrients down two rivers triggering algae blooms are being challenged in a new federal lawsuit.