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Harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs

With limited resources to monitor often-unpredictable algae blooms, water managers are turning to new technologies from NASA and its partners to detect and keep track of potential hazards.

NASA helps warn of harmful algal blooms in lakes, reservoirs

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) With limited resources to monitor often-unpredictable algae blooms, water managers are turning to new technologies from NASA and its partners to detect and keep track of potential hazards.

Why you and your dog should steer clear of blue-green algae

On a sunny June day on Prairie Lake in Minnesota, the Tatge family was tossing tennis balls in the water for their Labrador, Copper, to catch. But after playing for a few minutes, Copper stumbled to the shoreline and collapsed,…

Your friends reveal more about your health than your fitness tracker

If you wear a fitness tracker, no doubt you check it throughout the day, tallying your steps or checking your heart rate and patting yourself on the back as you get closer to your goals. But a new study finds…

What is the Gulf of Mexico dead zone?

[embedded content] The Mississippi River is America’s aquatic aorta, pumping life through 2,350 miles of U.S. heartland. Its network of tributaries covers 1.2 million square miles, drains 30 states and is the third-largest river basin on Earth, after the Amazon…

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A magical field of solar-powered lights takes over a California landscape

Internationally acclaimed British-based artist Bruce Munro recently unveiled his largest site-specific project to date: Field of Light at Sensorio, a sprawling art installation that covers a hilly, countryside landscape with more than 58,800 stemmed fiber-optic lights powered by solar energy.

How to make cut flowers last longer

Isn’t getting flowers wonderful? That is, until you have to clean out the moldy, smelly vase a week later. What’s even worse is when you bring home flowers on Friday that are dead by Monday morning. Fear not, flower lovers….