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Update: Algae Outbreaks Rose 40 Percent in 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers and other waterways rose by at least 40 percent this year compared to 2017, according to EWG’s tracking of news reports.  Although some states, like New York and Florida, are still seeing algae on many of their waterways, algae outbreak season is winding down for most of the U.S. Between January and October, we’ve tracked reports of a record 239 algae outbreaks – a big jump from the 169 outbreaks in all of 2017.  Read more... 
 

 

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