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Lake George algae bloom photographed in July. Source: Lake George Waterkeeper
Lake George algae bloom photographed in July. Source: Lake George Waterkeeper

Enviro group says Lake George plagued by algae blooms

A pro-environment group in the Adirondacks says it has documented more than thirty algae blooms on Lake George this summer. Lake George is famous for its pure water. But Lake George Waterkeeper says algae outbreaks this year are larger and more widespread than normal. Kathy Bozony is a natural resource specialist with the group. Bozony told Brian Mann that she's been diving in Lake George collecting samples of the algae.  Go to full article

Biological Wastewater Treatment

Cleaning up the water we flush down the drain usually means sending it through sewer pipes to sophisticated and expensive municipal wastewater plants. But a new method of cleaning up wastewater begins and ends at the same place. And instead of using chemicals and machinery, it uses plants and animals. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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