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Blue-green algae

Unchecked, nitrogen-fueled algal blooms spell environmental and economic disaster for Long Island

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Informed, wise and strong action is needed to reverse the trend of harmful algal blooms in Long Island waterways.

Health officials: Cyanobacteria bloom confirmed in Riverhead pond

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Blue-green algae has been found in South Merritts Pond in Riverhead, according to the Suffolk County Health Department, which on Aug. 31 reported blooms in several freshwater ponds across the county. Health officials urge residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.

Health officials: Cyanobacteria found in Calverton pond and Peconic River

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Health officials are warning residents to stay out of local waters where blue-green algae has been found. Sampling performed by Stony Brook University scientists has...

Cyanobacteria blooms found in Forge Pond and Peconic Lake; health officials warn residents to stay out of the water

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County health officials have issued a new warnings about cyanobacteria blooms in Suffolk water bodies after samples disclosed new toxic blooms.
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