Latest Algae News

Record amount of seaweed is choking shores in the Caribbean

Aug. 03, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases. More than 24 million tons of sargassum blanketed the Atlantic in June,...

Researchers harness algae to 'grow' construction cement

Jul. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The massive worldwide pouring of concrete as developers densify cities could be transformed, eliminating heat-trapping pollution into the atmosphere, by switching to a new kind of cement created in Colorado — cement that is “grown” by harnessing tiny sea organisms. ...

Algae warning issued for California's San Luis Reservoir

Jul. 01, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities issued a danger advisory for San Luis Reservoir in Merced County on Friday due to the toxin levels of blue-green algae in the water. The Department of Water Resources said people should avoid contact with the water and avoid eating...

Algae blooms prompt advisories for two bodies of water

Jun. 04, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — State officials are warning of potentially dangerous algae blooms at two bodies of water with popular recreation areas. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services on Friday said it detected high concentrations of cyanobacteria — also known as...

Mexico says seaweed-collection boats working poorly

Jun. 01, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s Navy acknowledged Wednesday that the country’s Caribbean coast is facing an atypical problem with a kind of seaweed known as sargassum, and that Navy boats assigned to catch it before it drifts ashore are working poorly. Navy Secretary...

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

May. 11, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said. Bleaching is caused by global warming, but this is...