Algae

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Bloom Prompts Warning

There’s a warning out for beach-goers to beware of blue-green algae. Some types of the algae are very toxic, even deadly, to people and especially pets. The most recent warning is for Carver Lake in Woodbury.

07/28/2014

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MPCA: Keep Your Pets Away From Algae-Filled Waters

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is advising pet owners to be cautious around lakes and slow-moving streams after the death of a dog in Sherburne County last weekend. The MPCA says Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake, were enjoying their Sunday when their dog, Copper, became ill after fetching a tennis ball from the lake.

06/26/2014

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Algae Could Provide Weapon Against Invader Mussels

Scientists at Wayne State University are researching how algae might help disrupt reproduction of zebra and quagga mussels in the Great Lakes.

03/24/2014

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Pollution Agency Warns Of Algae Amid High Temperatures

As temperatures soar into the 90s this week, the MPCA is reminding people to beware of toxic algae blooms. The agency said that people should avoid lakes and ponds that have these blooms, and to keep children and pets away.

07/15/2013

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Stinky Lakes Due To Natural ‘Fish Kills’

It’s a smell that comes with warmer temperatures and increased algae in the water. It’s also something you can see: dead fish floating on all the lakes in Minnesota. The experts call it a “fish kill,” and it has many wondering is the water safe. Dawn Summers of Minneapolis Park and Recreation says that this is a common occurrence.

06/29/2013

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Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae Blooms

It was the largest algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history. It sucked oxygen from the water, clogged boat motors and washed ashore in rotting masses that turned beachgoers’ stomachs.

04/01/2013

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Scientist Warns Of Heavier Storms, More Algae

A University of Michigan expert says climate change is likely to cause bigger storms in the Great Lakes region over the next century, which could worsen the problem of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

09/12/2012

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Warm Weather Could Spawn Dangerous Blue-Green Algae

The warm weather is fueling a potential health risk on area lakes. Algae blooms are starting to grow and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a warning about a particular type — blue-green algae.

06/09/2012

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Algae Researchers Gather For Summit

Algae is the focus of a four-day commercial trade show in the Twin Cities, billed as the largest of its type in the nation.

10/24/2011

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MPCA Warns Of Impending Risk Of Harmful Algae

As the Land of 10,000 Lakes starts to warm up, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning that warm weather makes conditions right for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful blooms of algae.

06/03/2011

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In Lake Superior, A Problem Algae Lies Dormant

On the gently curving beach at Knife River, just north of Duluth, a cluster of wave-lapped boulders is a good place to find Didymosphenia geminata, a sometimes-slippery single-celled alga.

11/14/2010

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