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All Mississippi Beaches Close Due To Toxic Algae Bloom

Published: 
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:03pm

The blue-green algae, actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria, grows on the surface of water and can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. The effects are even more serious for other animals, and infection can turn fatal within hours or days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

Published: 
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:47am
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Water

In the great halls of La Boqueria, Barcelona’s central market, tourists, foodies and cooks gather every day to marvel at the fresh food, like pilgrims at the site of a miracle. The chief shrines are the fish counters, where thousands of sea creatures making up dozens of species gleam pink and gray on mounds of ice.