Issue Date: October 5, 2009
Of Algae And Dead Zones
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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