Tag: Toxic Algae

Florida scientists study exposure to toxic algae

Paul Brinkmann reports for UPI.com that Florida Atlantic University and three other research schools have launched studies this year to test people who live near the coast for long-term exposure to algae toxins. Public awareness that blue-green algae can be deadly has grown in recent years due to…

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Will shorter winters increase toxic algae?

Cody Nelson writes for MPRNews.org that a team of University of Minnesota-Duluth researchers wanted to know how shortening winters — and less ice cover on lakes — might increase the presence of harmful algae blooms and impact fisheries. “Aside from people who ice fish, the general assumption is that not much…

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