- Recreational advisory issued for Ohio River, tributaries Updated: Sep-04-15 3:19 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two Kentucky agencies have issued a recreational advisory for the Ohio River from the Meldahl Dam at Bracken County to the West Virginia state line due to harmful algal bloom.
- Plan for backup water supply underway in Huntington Updated: Sep-04-15 3:23 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - West Virginia American Water says it has initiated a contingency plan for a temporary backup water supply to its Huntington water treatment plant in response to increasing algae blooms on the Ohio River.
- City officials reopen Blackridge Reservoir after algae fears Updated: Sep-03-15 11:22 am
HERRIMAN, Utah - Officials say the popular Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman has reopened nearly a month after it was closed because of a worrisome algae bloom in the water.
- State lifts algae bacteria warning for Downing Pond Updated: Sep-03-15 4:06 am
NEW DURHAM, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has lifted the bacteria warning issued last month for Downing Pond in New Durham.
- Regatta to go on despite Ohio River health advisory Updated: Sep-02-15 2:08 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are urging participants in an upcoming regatta on the Ohio River to use caution after the discovery of blue-green algae blooms.
- State officials warn of toxic blue-green algae in 3 RI ponds Updated: Sep-01-15 8:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island health officials are advising people to avoid contact with water in three ponds where toxic blue-green algae blooms have been detected.
- DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Minnesota lakes Updated: Aug-29-15 3:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an invasive pest has been confirmed in Minnesota lakes for the first time.
- Invasive starry stonewort reported in 6 SE Wisconsin lakes Updated: Aug-29-15 2:49 pm
MILWAUKEE - The state Department of Natural Resources says starry stonewort has been reported in six bodies of water in southeastern Wisconsin.
- Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain Updated: Aug-29-15 12:10 pm
GEORGIA, Vermont - The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance.
- Algae in western Lake Erie eats into fishing business Updated: Aug-29-15 11:47 am
OAK HARBOR, Ohio - Thick mats of algae spreading across western Lake Erie in recent weeks appear to be pushing one of the region's most-prized sport fish to flee, forcing some charter boat captains to cancel trips. At least one told out-of-state visitors hoping to catch walleye to stay home for now.
- More algae blooms in Ohio River; health advisory issued Updated: Aug-28-15 8:11 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - Boaters and swimmers have been advised to use caution during activities on the Ohio River following the discovery of more blue-green algae blooms.
- Toxic algae prompts record number of Iowa beach advisories Updated: Aug-21-15 4:04 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The number of Iowa public beaches affected by toxic algae blooms reached a record this summer and public health officials confirmed Friday that they are investigating nine cases of possible human exposure.
- 11 Kansas lakes under algae warnings Updated: Aug-21-15 8:26 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas health officials say 11 lakes in the state are under warnings because of toxic algae blooms.
- State officials caution about late-summer blue-green algae Updated: Aug-21-15 2:28 am
BISMARCK,N.D. - North Dakota's Departments of Health and Agriculture are cautioning people to avoid contact with water affected by blue-green algae, and to also protect pets and livestock.
- State probes fish kill in Wabash River in northeast Indiana Updated: Aug-20-15 12:34 pm
DECATUR, Indiana - Indiana health and wildlife officials have taken water samples from the Wabash River in northeastern Indiana to try to determine what has been killing fish there.
- Study: Lower nutrient levels led to clearer water in RI bay Updated: Aug-20-15 12:31 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - A study by University of Rhode Island oceanographers has found that nutrient levels in the Narragansett Bay are half what they were in the 1900s.
- Blue algae warning in place at east Idaho state park Updated: Aug-20-15 5:11 am
ISLAND LAKE, Idaho - Idaho health officials are warning eastern residents that toxic algae have been found in Henry's Lake in Island Park.
- Farmers can seek funds to prevent runoff that causes algae Updated: Aug-20-15 4:05 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - Farmers in southeastern Michigan still have time to apply for federal assistance with measures to reduce nutrient runoff from their land that winds up in Lake Erie and promotes algae growth.
- Correction: Caribbean-Seaweed Invasion story Updated: Aug-12-15 3:41 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - In a story Aug. 9 about the Caribbean's seaweed invasion, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the size of the Sargasso Sea in square kilometers. It is about 2 million square miles, which is approximately 5 million square kilometers.
- Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches Updated: Aug-10-15 8:47 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs.
- Public health advisory issued for northwest Ohio park beach Updated: Aug-09-15 3:52 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A high level of algal toxin has triggered a public health advisory for a Lake Erie state park beach in northwest Ohio.
- Algae warning issued for northeast Nebraska lake Updated: Aug-07-15 1:44 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - State health and environment officials have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Willow Creek Lake in northeast Nebraska's Pierce County.
- Feds support anti-algae program in southern Michigan Updated: Aug-07-15 4:02 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A program designed to reduce nutrient runoff into a Lake Erie tributary stream in southern Michigan is picking up federal support.
- Minnesota agency warns of harmful algae, bacteria in lakes Updated: Aug-06-15 12:55 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota Department of Health officials are warning swimmers about harmful blue-green algae and high E. coli levels that have shown up in lakes across the state.