What drives the formation of algal ‘blankets’ that block our drinking water supply?

By Man Xiao In a new study, we found that more than 1130 freshwater ecosystems, including lakes, rivers, reservoirs, ponds, across all continents except for Antarctica, have had severe cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) blooms in the last three decades. Over 80% systems were found dominated by the potentially toxic Microcystis species. As the most common freshwater […]

Celebrating International Day of Forests: healthy forests maintain healthy waterways

By Dr Ryan Burrows This Wednesday is the International Day of Forests. Forests are so important for humanity and the planet that the United Nations General Assembly declared that 21 March of each year is to be observed as the International Day of Forests. Forests have many benefits. They are home to 80% of the […]