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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