Teams searching for cheap way to stop algae blooms, with $10 million prize on the line

You have an efficient, cost-effective way to remove phosphorous from freshwater bodies? If so, you may want to enter it into an innovation competition sponsored The Everglades Foundation in Florida. The prize: $10,000,000. Whether North or South, algae blooms are an increasing problem and one of the primary contributors is phosphorus-rich runoff that feeds the

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Blue-green algae reports boomed in North Dakota

Warmer weather equals warmer water, and warmer water that also has a higher nutrient load is likely to sprout more instances of blue-green algae. Blue-green algae is a naturally occurring but toxic bacteria that’s capable of making people, pets, and livestock very sick. This year saw a record number of warnings issued by the North

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State Departments of Health and Agriculture Repeat Warning to Avoid Blue-green Algae

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Agriculture (NDDA), Animal Health Division, emphasize that the public should be cautious in exposing themselves, pets or livestock to blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, which can thrive in hot summer weather. Ingesting affected water can cause illness in people and animals, and can result in death.

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Blue Algae on Minnesota Lake Kills dog; Kids Warned to Stay Away

  An unfortunate collision of favorable conditions led to an early algae bloom including one toxic variety known as ‘blue algae’¬†on some Minnesota Lakes. The incident took place on Red Rock Lake but should be a warning to all lake goers on the northern prairie. Read the full article on the Star Tribune to learn

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