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Algae Blooms In Lakes & Oceans Creating Pollution That Harms People, Pets, & The Planet

May 7th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Aquatic ecologist John A. Downing happily remembers childhood holidays at his family’s vacation home at Wabana Lake, near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The lake was upstream “from almost everything,” making it difficult for pollution to reach it, he said. But some eventually got there anyway. “It’s still beautiful, but somewhat greener around the edges,” he said. “I have been diving in these lakes since I was 9 years old, and as I get older, I notice there are more frequent surface algae blooms.”


Climate Change May Stunt Ability Of Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Lakes & Coastal Waters, Exacerbating Drinking Water Scarcity

October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Climate change, through the impacts of increasingly extreme rainfall events and melting permafrost on the organic matter content of various bodies of water, may lead to a stunting of the ability of the sun's ultraviolet light to disinfect the world's lakes and coastal waters, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports



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