NASA teams up with three other US weather agencies to monitor freshwater for algal blooms

April 9, 2015 5:40 PM

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NASA has teamed up with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the US Geological Survey on a $3.6 million project to monitor and forecast toxic freshwater algal blooms using satellite technology for the health benefits of humans.

Worldwide, algal blooms constitute environmental problems and they are responsible for odor in drinking water, fish death, water color, and several other human health risks. The United States spends about $64 annually to treat water freshwater that has been polluted by algal blooms; and health offic...

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