In Riverina, New South Wales, Australian researchers are testing waterways for a neurotoxin that may be connected to Lou Gehrig's disease.
At least 330 elephants have been found dead in Botswana since May. After months of investigation, researchers figured out the elephants died because their drinking water was contaminated with toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. As the world warms, such toxic blooms are expected to proliferate. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
A glacier in the Italian Alps is turning pink as algae eats away at its snow. Algae that changes the colour of snow or ice causes it to melt faster, a process which drives glacier melt across the globe. Glacier-eating algae could be seen more frequently as global temperatures rise. […]
The red tide, which consists of dangerous algae blooms, has been harming wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico for the past several months. It has now been reported near Miami, leading officials to close some beaches and test the water. Public beaches in Miami-Dade County reopened Friday, though the mayor […]
The normally clear waves on Florida’s Gulf coast are a stinky, muddy, brown-red mess this year. A persistent red tide that came in October continues to plague the waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, killing off sea creatures big and small. It’s even dangerous for people to breathe the […]