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Reducing nitrogen inputs prevents algal blooms in lakes

For decades, experts have debated whether reducing the amount of nitrogen flowing into lakes can improve water quality in the long-term, even though blue-green...

Excess nutrients damage the most highly resilient corals

Over the last 30 years, 50% of the world's coral reefs have suffered significant damage due to climate change and acidification with the last...

Recreational activities at Walden Pond have altered its ecosystem

Climate change and recreational activity at Walden Pond may have altered the ecology of this iconic lake during the past 1800 years, affecting the...

Source of green algal blooms found and the results stink

All eyes were on southeast Florida's St. Lucie Estuary in 2016 as it received national attention due to beach closures on the Fourth of...

Does nitrogen in lakes have impact on algal blooms?

Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms...