Algae

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There’s Something Simmering in Kentucky (and it’s not your local bourbon distillery)

The Ohio River, which is legally owned by Kentucky and supplies drinking water to almost five million people, is home to over 160 species of fish, and supports countless other … Read more

Toxic Green Slime & Dead Fish as Far as the Eye Can See

Southwest Florida is currently being hit not by one, but by two, massive outbreaks of toxic algae. It could take many years for these systems to fully recover. The National Wildlife … Read more

Everglades Restoration Will Help End Florida’s Wildlife Crisis

Yet another bout of toxic green slime, mixed with the worst red tide Florida has seen in over a decade, has created a perfect storm for Florida’s wildlife and residents … Read more

As Florida Algae Crisis Hits Wildlife, NWF Works to Strengthen Water Protections

Florida’s coastal communities and wildlife are getting hammered this summer by a double whammy of red tide and blue-green algae. Natural factors and manmade problems are combining like a hurricane … Read more

When Our Water Turns Green

It wasn’t Chicago, and it wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day. In mid-September 2017, Toledo’s Maumee River turned a bright green, matching the western Lake Erie it empties out to, carrying the … Read more

Restoring Paradise After Hurricane Irma

Florida has always been in the path of storms – it juts right out into Hurricane Alley – but as people have built along the coast, drained wetlands, and contributed … Read more

Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down Drinking Water to Toledo

Early Saturday morning I was abruptly woken up by a neighbor knocking on the door. He actually then opened a window, saying “Don’t drink the water! Don’t let the kids … Read more

Protecting Wildlife from Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms

With spring here and summer on the way, many outdoor opportunities beckon, in particular recreation out on our lakes, rivers and streams. But warmer and longer days also mean the … Read more

Toxic Algae: Florida’s Manatees in Crisis

While “red tide” may sound like a biblical catastrophe, it is simply an unusual bloom of a common alga—karenia brevis—that turns saltwater a rust color.  While not supernatural this algae … Read more

Ready for March Madness? Let’s Take a Look at Another Fab Five…

In the spirit of March Madness, let’s remember the legacy created by a sports revolution. From the University of Michigan, the Fabulous Five, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy … Read more

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