Posts Tagged ‘Toxic algae’

Toxic Algae: A Severe National Threat

Not only is toxic algae a threat to our local waters, it is a national epidemic that is impacting bodies of water across the United States, posing a significant threat to our health and well-being.

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USGS Finds 28 Types of Cyanobacteria in Florida Algal Bloom

USGS Press Release May 31, 2017 A new U.S. Geological Survey study that looked at the extensive harmful algal bloom that plagued Florida last year found far more types of cyanobacteria present than previously known. Twenty-eight species of cyanobacteria were identified in the extensive bloom, which occurred in the summer of 2016 in southern Florida’s…

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OSU Study links toxic algae blooms, fatal liver disease

By Tyler Treadway May 22, 2017 TC Palm People living in areas with significant blue-green algae blooms, including the Treasure Coast, are more likely to die from nonalcoholic liver disease than those who don’t. Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties make up a striking “cluster” with a high rate of both blooms and…

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The Guardians of Martin County Present A New Path To Clean Water

This clean water flowing through the Everglades is not only beautiful, it also holds the key to our survival as Floridians. Florida is facing a potential water crisis due to “water waste”. Hundreds of billions of gallons of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee are being “wasted to tide” every year through drainage canals that discharge…

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Letter to Governor Scott: Can You Smell It Now?

JOIN US IN WRITING THE GOVERNOR – SEND YOUR LETTER BELOW: Algae bloom toxicity levels are now extreme on the Treasure Coast. Sea creatures are dying. Residents have trouble breathing. Beaches and businesses are closing. The muck must be stopped now. And, the muck must be stopped for good. Where Are You, Governor? Politicians have…

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