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Houston Chronicle
Harvey Debris: Unauthorized dump sites relieve some residents, worry othersemissions from the debris could pollute the air, said Dr. Elena Craft, a senior
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
emissions from the debris could pollute the air, said Dr. Elena Craft, a senior health scientist based in Austin for the Environmental Defense Fund, a New York-based environmental advocacy group. “Those are the serious risks that exist when... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Harvey Debris: Unauthorized dump sites relieve some residents, worry othersemissions from the debris could pollute the air, said Dr. Elena Craft, a senior
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
emissions from the debris could pollute the air, said Dr. Elena Craft, a senior health scientist based in Austin for the Environmental Defense Fund, a New York-based environmental advocacy group. “Those are the serious risks that exist when... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Why small, local, organic farms aren't the key to fixing our...of scale without producing a homogenous landscape. Suzy Friedman, senior direc
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted yesterday
of scale without producing a homogenous landscape. Suzy Friedman, senior director of agricultural sustainability at the Environmental Defense Fund, similarly sees roles for "farms of all sizes and production methods." A responsible food system... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Throwback Thursday: Hurricanes and putrid refrigeratorsgroups are watching closely to monitor debris disposal in the state. After Katr
ScienceBlogs / Posted yesterday
groups are watching closely to monitor debris disposal in the state. After Katrina, George W. Bush’s EPA waived requirements in Louisiana for handing hazardous waste. The Environmental Defense Fund and others don’t want that repeate... Read more
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The News & Observer
As NC pollution concerns grow, so do environmental budget cutsagency in the hands of Regan, a veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag
The News & Observer / Posted yesterday
agency in the hands of Regan, a veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the international advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund, who has promised lawmakers he would make sure all interests are represented in DEQ... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Friday Editorial: A weaker EPA means a more vulnerable Floridaof a budget. “Who knows how all this will shake out,” said Elgie Holstein, sen
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
of a budget. “Who knows how all this will shake out,” said Elgie Holstein, senior director for strategic planning of the Environmental Defense Fund and a former staffer of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He fears that in the end the... Read more
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Slate
Want to Help Residents Rebuild After Harvey and Irma? Give Them Access to Reliable Data.move, but we shouldn’t have to depend on the benevolence of private citizens. G
Slate / Posted 2 days ago
move, but we shouldn’t have to depend on the benevolence of private citizens. Governments and even nonprofits (such as the Environmental Defense Fund) should make their environmental testing data open by default. This is just a sampling of the... Read more
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EuroNews
Trump Pick for EPA Chemical Safety Under Fire for Industry Tiesof being paid by the industry to do science in a way that favors their desired
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
of being paid by the industry to do science in a way that favors their desired outcomes?" asked Richard Denison of the Environmental Defense Fund. "He creates an aura of legitimacy around a process that's fundamentally conflicted." At his... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
What happens to all that hurricane debris?groundwater “No one is interested in separating garbage after a hurricane,” sa
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 5 days ago
groundwater “No one is interested in separating garbage after a hurricane,” says Elena Craft, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund in Austin. “But there are real threats that exist from this process.” Hurricane Katrina taught us... Read more
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The Mercury News
Looking to save on energy bills? An all-electric home may be the key, experts sayefficiency contractor, Dan Thomsen, estimated he finds natural gas leaks at a q
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
efficiency contractor, Dan Thomsen, estimated he finds natural gas leaks at a quarter of the homes he tests.The nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund has developed significant expertise in methane through academic partnerships. It has found gas... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
La. will use $20M in BP fines to expand a coastal-monitoring programhelps planners design and maintain restoration projects on the barrier islands.
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
helps planners design and maintain restoration projects on the barrier islands. Estelle Robichaux, an analyst with the Environmental Defense Fund, wrote about the importance of SWAMP in coastal restoration in 2015. She wrote that the expansion... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
All but two countries are in the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. could be the third.much more than it's going to damage the Paris agreement itself," said Nat Keoha
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
much more than it's going to damage the Paris agreement itself," said Nat Keohane, vice president for global climate at the Environmental Defense Fund. What is that damage? "It provides an opportunity for China to exert itself on the global stage"... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Valero says benzene plume may have come from other plantsshow a "substantial increase" in emissions from the incident. Independent air
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
show a "substantial increase" in emissions from the incident. Independent air monitors with the City of Houston and the Environmental Defense Fund previously detected a plume of benzene near homes and businesses that was nearly twice the state... Read more
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Raw Story
Texans may never know the levels of toxic chemicals released after Hurricane Harveybut they’re still higher than usual, “and they are concerning,” said Elena Craf
Raw Story / Posted 9 days ago
but they’re still higher than usual, “and they are concerning,” said Elena Craft, a senior health scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, which sponsored the monitoring with Air Alliance Houston. “Did we actually capture the highest... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
EPA won't release benzene levels collected post-Harvey; private tests show elevated levelsbut they’re still higher than usual, “and they are concerning,” said Elena Craf
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 9 days ago
but they’re still higher than usual, “and they are concerning,” said Elena Craft, a senior health scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, which sponsored the monitoring with Air Alliance Houston. “Did we actually capture the highest... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Valero "significantly underestimated" benzene leak at Houston refineryshow a "substantial increase" in emissions from the incident. Independent air
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
show a "substantial increase" in emissions from the incident. Independent air monitors with the City of Houston and the Environmental Defense Fund previously detected a plume of benzene near homes and businesses that was nearly twice the state... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wakeof pollutants have been emitted in and around Houston as a result of the storm
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
of pollutants have been emitted in and around Houston as a result of the storm so far, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund. A long industrial recovery And there is more to come. Much of the pollution is the result of... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wakeof pollutants have been emitted in and around Houston as a result of the storm
KPBS San Diego / Posted 10 days ago
of pollutants have been emitted in and around Houston as a result of the storm so far, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund. A long industrial recovery And there is more to come. Much of the pollution is the result of... Read more
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Roll Call
After Storms’ Devastation, No Change in Hill Climate Debatemore destructive rainfall, winds and storm surges,” said Jeremy Symons, vice pr
Roll Call / Posted 10 days ago
more destructive rainfall, winds and storm surges,” said Jeremy Symons, vice president of climate political affairs at the Environmental Defense Fund. “There is no reason climate change should be a partisan issue. When you need to be rescued from a... Read more
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KERA North Texas
3 Ways Texas Could Safeguard Against Toxic Emissions During The Next Major Stormhe said. “Wells can be retrofitted with containment berms that can help control
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
he said. “Wells can be retrofitted with containment berms that can help control spills.” 'Staggering' toxic emissions The Environmental Defense Fund initially estimated that Texas petrochemical plants would release about 1 million pounds of... Read more
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The Hill
Trump team gutting EPA when we need it mostin. Americans are sending donations of food, clothing, household goods and mone
The Hill / Posted 12 days ago
in. Americans are sending donations of food, clothing, household goods and money. Scientists from my organization, the Environmental Defense Fund, are on the scene helping Houston monitor a hazardous plume of carcinogenic benzene released this... Read more
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WA Today
Hurricane Harvey: Receding Houston floodwaters expose long-term health risk3 kilograms of benzene. After local residents complained about an odour, health
WA Today / Posted 16 days ago
3 kilograms of benzene. After local residents complained about an odour, health officials and representatives of the Environmental Defense Fund detected high amounts of benzene in air around the facility. Measured concentrations reached as... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Hurricane Harvey: Receding Houston floodwaters expose long-term health risk3 kilograms of benzene. After local residents complained about an odour, health
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 16 days ago
3 kilograms of benzene. After local residents complained about an odour, health officials and representatives of the Environmental Defense Fund detected high amounts of benzene in air around the facility. Measured concentrations reached as... Read more
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The Age
Hurricane Harvey: Receding Houston floodwaters expose long-term health risk3 kilograms of benzene. After local residents complained about an odour, health
The Age / Posted 16 days ago
3 kilograms of benzene. After local residents complained about an odour, health officials and representatives of the Environmental Defense Fund detected high amounts of benzene in air around the facility. Measured concentrations reached as... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Air monitors detect cancer-causing compound as environmental concerns grow in east Harris Countyvoluntarily reported an oil spill at the plant earlier this week in the afterma
Houston Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
voluntarily reported an oil spill at the plant earlier this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to the Environmental Defense Fund, which worked with California-based Entanglement Technologies to measure the benzene... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Air monitors detect cancer-causing compound as environmental concerns grow in east Harris Countyvoluntarily reported an oil spill at the plant earlier this week in the afterma
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 18 days ago
voluntarily reported an oil spill at the plant earlier this week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to the Environmental Defense Fund, which worked with California-based Entanglement Technologies to measure the benzene... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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News 8000
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
News 8000 / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KTXS Abilene / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KECI Missoula / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Industrial pollution spikes in Harvey's wakeseeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said El
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 18 days ago
seeing concentrations higher than anything recorded "in over a decade," said Elena Craft, a senior toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. The Houston area has seen "six months' worth of pollution in a few days," Craft told CNN. For... Read more
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Daily Mail
Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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Newsmax
Here's How Corn Makes America Go Roundgeneral problem that the researchers took on—prompted by a collaboration with t
Newsmax / Posted 18 days ago
general problem that the researchers took on—prompted by a collaboration with the non-governmental organization the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)—is that some 75 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions and water use of economic production... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Harvey causes chemical companies to release 1 million pounds of extra air pollutantsare relatively unseen environmental threats that don’t normally get recognized,
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 18 days ago
are relatively unseen environmental threats that don’t normally get recognized,” said Elena Craft, a toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Further damage and emissions across the region could be uncovered in the coming weeks as... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Day of Labor: Houston gets back to work on holiday for storm clean-upWe will continue this as sites are safely accessible," TCEQ Chairman Bryan Shaw
Houston Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
We will continue this as sites are safely accessible," TCEQ Chairman Bryan Shaw said in a press release. Meanwhile, the Environmental Defense Fund disputed EPA assertions that air quality in the Houston metro area isn't a problem post-Harvey,... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Irma brings beach erosion concernsHurricane Matthew came through and another two million dollars was sunk into it
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 19 days ago
Hurricane Matthew came through and another two million dollars was sunk into it. Now Irma looms. Terry Gibson with the Environmental Defense Fund says we need to look at the long-term picture. "These beaches will just move back, but can we get... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Harvey's Floodwaters Are Foul Mix Of Sewage & Chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
Harvey's Floodwaters Bring Risk Of E. coli, Mold, Mosquitoeswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Chemical companies have already released 1 million pounds of extra air pollutants, thanks to Harveyare relatively unseen environmental threats that don’t normally get recognized,
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 days ago
are relatively unseen environmental threats that don’t normally get recognized,” said Elena Craft, a toxicologist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Further damage and emissions across the region could be uncovered in the coming weeks as flood... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Harvey's Floodwaters Mix a Foul Brew of Sewage, Chemicalswill need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 19 days ago
will need to monitor shellfish for signs of bacterial contamination, said Doug Rader, chief ocean scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. The waters also may be rich with nitrogen and phosphorus, which feed algae blooms. When algae... Read more
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