A new map shows that slimy, smelly, toxic blooms of blue-green algae are widespread across the nation’s lakes, rivers. and ponds. Between May 5 and mid-September, 21 states issued warnings or advisories in 147 locations, according to information compiled by the National Wildlife Federation and Resource Media, a nonprofit communications firm. But the map’s blank […]
About Jessica MarshallJessica Marshall is an award-winning science, environmental and health journalist. She has been a regular contributor to Discovery News and New Scientist. Her work has also appeared in Nature, Science's online news service, Science News for Kids, and on public radio, among other outlets. She has taught science journalism at the University of Minnesota. Jessica earned her Ph.D in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley before becoming a journalist. She attended the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is based in St. Paul, Minn.
One summer day two years ago, Danny and Laura Jenkins’ black Labrador retriever Casey returned from a swim in Ohio’s Grand Lake St. Marys carpeted in thick green slime and reeking. Danny washed the dog off and, at some point, got some of the gunk in his left eye. A few weeks later, Danny […]
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