Harmful Algal Blooms Are Affecting The Ecosystem

Topics: Environmental Health and HAB’s    How HAB’s Are Affecting More Than Just Drinking Water   Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a problem being faced by all 50 states. Most recently we have been hearing about the HAB in Lake Erie that spurred an impromptu bipartisan caucus of lawmakers. All over the US there is […]

Harmful Algal Blooms Toxins

Topics:Toxins in Freshwater and phosphorous issues.  Are You HAB-ing Trouble With Your Drinking Water?   If you live near Lake Erie you’ve likely had to deal with harmful algal blooms (HAB). The most recent one in Lake Erie, though not the largest ever, has really spurred some political movement in the fight for clean drinking […]

What Algal Blooms Are Caused By & Why They Are Harmful

What Are Harmful Algal Blooms? Algal blooms are taking over warmer waters and harming the ecosystem of these waters. It’s a problem that has drawn high-level government attention: “I think this is a wake-up call,” said U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio,“We do have a problem with these toxic algal blooms”. Yes, we do and now […]

Algal Blooms Turn Lake Erie Florescent Green And Toxic

  Four decades ago, measures were taken to slash the phosphorous levels in one of the Laurentian great lakes – Lake Erie. But now the blue-green algal growth in the water surface of the Lake is back. Satellite imageries and other studies proved that the reappearance of phosphorous in the watershed is the principal factor […]