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Algal Doom: The Many Colors of Algae and Their Potential Hazards

July 24, 2017

This series provides deep context on algal blooms. Check out other posts about their growing threat, what causes them and hot spots around the US. Go to FoodPrint to learn more about how industrial agriculture can harm our water. What is an Algal Bloom? Algae are microscopic phytoplankton such as bacteria and dinoflagellates that use photosynthesis to turn […]

Algal Doom: What Causes Harmful Algal Blooms?

July 17, 2017

This series provides deep context on algal blooms. Check out other posts about their growing threat, their potential toxic hazards and hot spots around the United States. Go to FoodPrint to learn more about how industrial agriculture can harm our water. Algal blooms occur naturally, but human development has knocked the natural nutrient cycling out of balance […]

Algal Doom: The Growing Threat of Harmful Algal Blooms

July 10, 2017

This series provides deep context on algal blooms. Check out other posts about what causes them, their potential toxic hazards and hot spots around the United States. Go to FoodPrint to learn more about how industrial agriculture can affect our water. Has the water in your swimming hole gone green with gunk? What about a red sheen topping […]

Algal Doom: Mapping Harmful Algal Bloom Hot Spots Across the United States

July 2, 2017

This series provides deep context on algal blooms. Check out other posts about their growing threat, what causes them and their potential toxic hazards. Go to FoodPrint to learn more about how industrial agriculture can negatively impact our water. Harmful Algal Blooms Here, There and Everywhere As Algal Doom spreads with the rise of harmful algal blooms (HABs), everyone – […]

Waterkeepers Fighting Harmful Algal Blooms from Coast to Coast

September 18, 2017

On the front-lines of the battle against harmful algal blooms and nutrient pollution are local Waterkeepers — water protection organizations spread around the United States and the world. Waterkeeper Fighting Harmful Algal Blooms from Coast to Coast America’s waterways are as different and unique as its geography and people. From small streams, rural ponds and […]

Teaching Conservation with the Water Footprint Calculator

June 2, 2017

These water conservation activities let teachers and other educators help their students learn about direct and virtual water use. Students get information about how water is used in agriculture, energy production and all the household goods we use in our lives. A collection of tools, tips and water-related lesson plans are designed to help students […]