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DEC warning people about blue green algae in Honeoye Lake

The DEC is urging people to stay out of a local lake after tests on algae reveal high levels of toxins. Those tests were done on blue green algae from Honeoye Lake. Not all blue green algae blooms are harmful, but the DEC say there is potential for toxins to form. Officials say blue green algae may Full story

Algae blooms in Providence prompt health alerts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island health and environmental officials have issued health advisories for water bodies in Providence because of algae blooms. Full story

Toxins found in Honeoye Lake algae

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has found a high level of toxins in the blue-green algae in Honeoye Lake. Tests run on lab samples July 22 confirmed large, localized areas of high toxins on the lake. Sandy Bottom Beach is closed. People and pets are advised to stay out of the lake Full story

Beware of blue-green algae, KSU expert warns

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Beware of the blue-green algae contaminating lakes in Kansas and across the nation. Full story

State Works To Keep Ohio's Waterways Safe For Visitors

Thousands of people will visit Ohio's waterways this summer, but how do you know if the water is safe? Full story

Group cautions Iowans to watch for algae blooms

An environmental group is cautioning Iowans to be aware of algae blooms in the state's lakes and ponds this summer. The issue is a concern because of high levels of nitrogen and phosphates from farmland runoff and sunny hot conditions.           Full story

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A man covers himself with algae as he poses for photographs on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province July 23, 2013. Picture taken July 23, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city
A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city, Anhui province, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

A worker in a bulldozer cleans up algae brought by Typhoon Soulik at the coastline of Qingdao
A worker in a bulldozer cleans up algae brought by Typhoon Soulik at the coastline of Qingdao

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A fisherman pushes aside the algae floating on the surface of a sea cucumber farm to make air, near the coastline of Qingdao
A fisherman pushes aside the algae floating on the surface of a sea cucumber farm to make air, near the coastline of Qingdao

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