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20 States Suffer From Toxic Algae, And We’re Doing Little To Stop It

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A toxic algae bloom along the shore of Lake Erie contaminated the Toledo area’s water supply in 2014. Dozens of other communities had similar trouble with algae this summer. (Photo by Ty Wright for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

We have the resources, but Big Ag is dragging its feet

September 10, 2016 — Thick, massive cakes of smelly green toxic algae bubbled up along beaches and rivers in South Florida’s coastal communities this summer. It was so serious, authorities declared a state of emergency.  Continue reading 20 States Suffer From Toxic Algae, And We’re Doing Little To Stop It

Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

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Salmon are loaded on to a truck at the Fiordo Austral company in Calbuco, near Puerto Montt, Chile. Photograph: Jaime Peña/AFP/Getty Images
High ocean temperatures helped cause toxic bloom that has wiped out up to 20% of Chile’s total production for the year

March 11, 2016 — A deadly algal bloom has hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile, where nearly 23 million fish have already died and the economic impact from lost production has Continue reading Chile’s salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish