Latest Algal blooms News

Environmental staff making plans to test for toxic algae

Apr. 09, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Harmful algae season is months away, but Wyoming regulators are already gearing up to test for toxins at some of the state’s most vulnerable waters. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) began tracking harmful algal blooms statewide in 2017....

UN report paints dire picture of the Gulf of Mexico's future

Mar. 03, 2022 13:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of the Texas coast in 2017. Then in 2020, ferocious winds from Hurricane Laura destroyed homes across coastal Louisiana. Hurricane Ida hit in 2021, leaving the entire city of New Orleans without power for days. ...