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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 […]