Years of daily readings provide an unprecedented view into how a submerged aquatic meadow kept nitrogen from reaching the St. Lawrence Estuary as well as insights on how climate change may alter it.
Natural and human factors are leading to larger, more frequent, and longer-lasting algae blooms. Recent research is increasingly revealing the scope of the problem and informing potential responses.
Some types of algal blooms produce dangerous toxins, while others are relatively harmless to humans.
A study of 369 lakes across the Midwest finds that many of them, especially those close to agriculture, have high concentrations of harmful algal bloom-causing cyanobacteria.
Using satellites to detect cyanobacterial algal blooms can foster faster decision-making that reduces harm to public health as well as associated costs.
High nutrient concentrations cause water quality problems in lakes, and as the climate warms, these issues will only get worse. A new model assesses future scenarios and explores solutions.
Researchers use remote sensing technology to carry out a global survey of large freshwater lakes.
Satellite data reveal how colorful algae are melting the Greenland ice sheet.
An integrated, holistic approach to detecting and characterizing cyanobacteria blooms could reduce human health risks and better direct field resources.
Scientists use satellite and robotic field data to study the environmental conditions driving phytoplankton blooms in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea.