Toxic Algae: An Underestimated Threat to the Environment

In 2014, harmful algal blooms (HAB) made national headlines for toxifying the western Lake Erie basin and temporarily poisoning the drinking water of 400,000 Ohio residents. ¬†Despite efforts by the state of Michigan to curb significant blooms, HABs world-wide continue to steadily increase, relative to yearly rainfall. ¬†Algae is not innately toxic; it typically acts … Continue reading Toxic Algae: An Underestimated Threat to the Environment