toxic algae

A man in a purple jacket and beige cap smiles at a woman in a sweatshirt who is holding water samples. They are both sitting on the ledge of a boat.

SCCF marine laboratory director Eric Milbrandt (left) and research assistant Sierra Greene (right) collect water samples to help identify the drivers of harmful algal blooms in southwest Florida. (Sarah Anderson/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Excessive algae growth wreaked havoc on southwest Florida’s ecosystems, Sarah Anderson reports. A team of scientists is analyzing water samples to figure out what’s driving the blooms –– and how to mitigate them.
A white dog swimming in a pond filled with algae.

A pup swims in a pond of blooming algae. Could he be at risk? (Ildar Sagdejev/Wikimedia Commons)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Reoccurring algae blooms threaten life both in and out of the water. How will we break the news to our dogs?