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Algal blooms a threat to small lakes and ponds, too

Harmful algae isn't just a problem for high-profile bodies of water - it poses serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well,...

Southern California coast emerges as a toxic algae hot spot

A new, comprehensive survey led by USC scientists shows the Southern California coast harbors some of the world's highest concentrations of an algal toxin...

Study raises concern about flame-retardant metabolites in bald eagles

Scientists have raised concerns for decades about toxic chemicals in the environment that accumulate in the tissues of birds, fish and other animals. New...

Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem

New regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients that are not currently subject to safety assessments. This is...

A more complete picture of freshwater toxic algal blooms

Using two different measurement methods, researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a two-year study of North Carolina's Jordan Lake in which they monitored...

Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater

Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways. First, as scientists...

Substances used in household affect the immune system of mussels

Perfluoalkyl substances (PFAS) is shorthand for a group of fluorinated compounds that have been used extensively in household products such as non-stick cookware, stain-resistant...

Pharmaceutical products have impact on aquatic life

Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological disruption -...

The impact of wood preservatives on aquatic life

A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, "Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities" explores the risks to the smallest...