Of Algae And Dead Zones | October 5, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 40 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 87 Issue 40 | pp. 33-34
Issue Date: October 5, 2009

Of Algae And Dead Zones

Legislation would create new federal programs to control size, incidences of harmful blooms
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: algae blooms, H.R. 3650, Hypoxia

Massive blooms of algae periodically appear in bodies of water ranging in size from small prairie potholes to Lake Erie to the Gulf of Mexico. These excessive growths of algae can cause serious economic and ecological damage. Now, some members of Congress want to create a federal program to control their occurrence and size.

The movement is being led by the Science & Technology Committee of the House of Representatives, which considers algal blooms to . . .

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