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Toxic Algae Blooms and Agriculture: 5 Things to Know About Their Connection

July 5, 2017

The increase in frequency and severity of harmful algal blooms are a reminder that we need to make significant and lasting changes to the way we farm and produce our food, especially in reducing nutrient pollution. 5 Things to Know About The Connection Between Toxic Algae and Agriculture Those who follow environmental or climate news […]

The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources

October 12, 2018

Climate scientists have been saying all along that one of the primary effects of climate change is the disruption of the water cycle. Since so much of everyday life and planning is determined by hydrological systems, it is important to understand the impact that climate change is having (and will have) on drinking water supplies, […]

To HAB and HAB Not? Harmful Algal Blooms Plaguing Our Waters

September 29, 2015

Harmful algal blooms crop up because of excessive amounts of “nutrients,” primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, that act as super-charged feed for naturally occurring algae. These toxic blooms are a growing threat to public and ecosystem health. Check out other posts about what causes them, their potential toxic hazards and hot spots around the United States. Go to […]

The Importance of Clean Water

October 2, 2018

Water and wastewater treatment systems that malfunction and pollute water can be devastating, but many systems in the United States don’t receive all the funding they need to keep working properly. Water and Wastewater Systems Need Funding to Work Properly Water is one of the United States’ most vital resources, and when the country’s water […]

Toxic Algae Makes Iowa’s Des Moines River “Essentially Unusable” for Drinking Water

September 9, 2020

Toxic Algae is a Problem for Drinking Water Toxic algae has made Iowa’s Des Moines River “essentially unusable” for drinking water without intensive — and expensive — treatment, Des Moines Water Works leaders said. To get the river up to drinking water standards requires huge effort and costs to remove the toxin that comes from […]

Interview: Clean Water and Industrial Agriculture with Kelly Hunter Foster

April 6, 2017

Factory farming is devastating rivers, lakes, and estuaries from industrial agriculture at swine, poultry, and dairy facilities. Waterkeeper Alliance senior attorney Kelly Hunter Foster manages the organization’s Clean Water Defense and National Pure Farms, Pure Waters campaigns to regulate runoff from factory farming. Kelly Hunter Foster’s background and experience with factory farming pollution has made […]

Circle of Blue: Algae Blooms Keep Worsening as Agriculture Keep Polluting

September 30, 2022

A Circle of Blue series show that algae blooms are often tied to agricultural pollution that goes largely unregulated. The water and environment news outlet, Circle of Blue, created an important six-part series on the problem of harmful algal blooms and the difficult — but possible — solutions. Agricultural pollution sits at the the center […]