Don’t let your dog drink this!

Figure 1. Photo taken by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

This photo (left) was taken of a stream in New Hampshire showing blue-green algae, or Cyanobacteria. Blue-green algae have become prevalent throughout the Northeast, and scientists worry that a combination of inadequate wastewater treatment (and failing septic tanks), overuse of lawn fertilizers, and climate change could cause the algae to grow more widespread and more often in coming years.

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Mindi Messmer, PG, CG

Mindi Messmer, PG, CG

Data-Driven Public Health Leader and Author of Female Disruptors (release May 2022) https://linktr.ee/mindimessmer