VIRGINIA MERCURY: Cyanobacteria blooms can be fatal for pets

“Late summer is the ‘bloom’ time for harmful cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, and some of Virginia’s ponds and streams are under advisories, the Virginia Department of Health says.”

A warmer climate and nutrient pollution are colliding in ways that are subjecting freshwater bodies – lakes, rivers and streams – to sometimes dangerous conditions for people, plants and animals. The vast majority are man-made causes. 

VIRGINIA MERCURY: Cyanobacteria blooms can be fatal for pets


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