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Toxic Algae Blooms Now a Year-Round Problem

Florida health officials are warning of an unusually early outbreak of blue-green algae on the Caloosahatchee River, a popular tourist area on the state’s southwestern Gulf Coast. Eruptions of potentially harmful algae blooms normally peak during the summer, because their growth is exacerbated by warm weather and the runoff of fertilizer and manure that is more common in the summer months. But this early eruption is another troubling sign of the nationwide increase of the problem. Read more....



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