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...
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...
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.
- WRAL-TVWomen say toxic algae killed their dogs after swim in Wilmington pondAugust 12, 2019
- The Spokesman-Review$415,000 in state funds will help Newman Lake water qualityMay 16, 2019
- Star TribuneStarry stonewort infests Wright County lakeAugust 11, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsLake still on alert for algaeJuly 15, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsHealth alert issued over toxic algae in Lincoln's Holmes LakeJuly 15, 2018
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 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.
- ACCESSWIRETaronis Completes First Commercial Sterilization of CyanobacteriaJuly 16, 2019
- Business WireFSD Pharma Announces Signing of LOI with Solarvest to Develop and Test Pharma-Grade Cannabinoids out of AlgaeFebruary 5, 2019
- BusinessWireGlobal Algae Biofuel Market 2018-2023 by Product, Application and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.comDecember 21, 2018
- BusinessWireGlobal Marine Biotechnology Market Report 2018: Analysis & Forecast 2017-2026 - The Market is Projected to Reach $8.74 Billion by 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.comNovember 30, 2018
- Globe NewswireTexas Companies and Universities Bring World’s Largest Algae Technology Conference to The WoodlandsOctober 11, 2018
Algae bloom found in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee
PORT MAYACA, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say blue-green algae appears to be blooming on the eastern side of Florida's Lake Okeechobee.
A state water management crew discovered the bloom Wednesday...
New algae bloom in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee
PORT MAYACA, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say blue-green algae appears to be blooming on the eastern side of Lake Okeechobee in Florida.
A state water management crew discovered the bloom...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A toxic algal bloom on Utah Lake has made its first appearance of 2019.
The Daily Herald in Provo reported Wednesday that routine state monitoring showed toxin levels...
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based drinking water and wastewater treatment service provider says it has surpassed a federal and state regulators' goal for cutting phosphorus levels.
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Lake Okeechobee is Florida's "Liquid Heart," and people who depend on it for irrigation, drinking water, recreation and their livelihoods are often in conflict on how to...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Experts say heavy rains this spring make it more likely western Lake Erie will see another significant algae bloom later this year.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae —...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a "superfood" and an economic generator for the rural state — but the...
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — A local environmental agency plans to dredge a Geneva Lake lagoon this fall to eradicate an invasive underwater plant threatening the lake.
HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor has created a new task force to help clean up the state's lakes and rivers.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the formation of the Blue-green Algae Task...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State officials say increased temperatures in a scenic Montana river have likely contributed to the growth of algae blooms considered a nuisance to recreation.
Ohio governor wants nearly $1B for Lake Erie, waterways
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine wants to spend nearly $1 billion on water quality projects to clean up toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect other lakes and rivers throughout the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for algae.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An unusual ballot measure approved by voters in Ohio's fourth-largest city to give legal rights to Lake Erie is being challenged by farmers in a federal lawsuit that was filed...
Experts: Red tide was among 5 worst in Florida’s history
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Experts say the red tide that plagued Florida's coastline for 15 months is one of the five worst toxic algae events in the state's recorded history.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises funding to fight lake algae
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said this week that he plans to increase state funding in his upcoming budget proposal to fight algae growth in Lake Erie.
Toxic red tide appears to have faded from Florida’s waters
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released...
Program to help farmers reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is collaborating with local agriculture and conservation partners to help farmers reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie.
The state says the Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery (STRAND) program will help farmers near the western Lake Erie basin make informed decisions about nutrient applications to cropland based on soil testing.
Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent the toxic algae blooms that plague Lake Erie's western basin each summer.
The lawsuit says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't moving fast enough and must hold Ohio accountable for reducing the polluting runoff that feeds the algae.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center's lawsuit filed late Thursday in Toledo claims Ohio's efforts to prevent blooms have had little impact.
Report says Florida’s coasts, waterways are at crossroads
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new report says Florida's coasts and waterways are at a crossroads following a year when both were traumatized by red tide and blue-green algae.
The report released Wednesday by the Ocean Conservancy provides a synopsis of Florida's water problems and a summary of solutions.
Florida Gov. DeSantis signs order to fight algae, red tide
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis began following up on a campaign promise to make the environment a priority by signing an order Thursday seeking to tackle Florida's problems with blue-green algae in its rivers and red tide off its coast.
DeSantis signed the order in Bonita Springs in southwest Florida, one of the areas where slimy algae have coated waterways because of pollutants flowing downstream from Lake Okeechobee.
Report: 16 dolphin deaths linked to red tide off Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Federal scientists have linked over a dozen dolphin deaths off Florida to a toxic algae bloom that has persisted in the Gulf of Mexico for over a year.
Erin Fougeres says researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been "fairly overwhelmed" by the number of necropsies needed.