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Increasing toxicity of algal blooms tied to nutrient enrichment and climate change

October 24, 2013

researcher take samples from Lake Taihu in China Nutrient enrichment and climate change are posing yet another concern of growing importance: An apparent increase in the toxicity of some algal blooms in freshwater lakes and estuaries around the world, which threatens aquatic organisms, ecosystem health and human drinking water safety. Full Story

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