Algae blooms can be dangerous, but there is no system that captures the total picture of algal blooms in Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes, according to a new study. The analysis, which was conducted by the Environmental Working Group, showed that Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota all lack sufficient testing programs for cyanobacteria. To allow for more data
What effect do blue-green algae have on you or your loved ones? There’s a way to help you figure that out. During the algal bloom problems of 2018, many people reported respiratory issues and health concerns as the green gunk built up. The CDC is starting a new study on the health effects of cyanotoxins.
Algal blooms in Bednesti Lake, British Columbia, Canada, over recent years led researchers to look into how humans impact aquatic life. Overall what they found was a chain reaction, when a type of aquatic plant like a lily pad was removed, other plants disappeared too. Researchers analyzed 16 human-caused disturbances and 10 natural disturbances to