US agencies team up to track and monitor toxic algae blooms

April 10, 2015 1:16 AM

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In order to track, monitor and forecast toxic algae blooms in freshwater sources, a number of US agencies have joined forces through satellite technology that can help preserve the health of Americans.

The US Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA all joined forces on a project with a $3.6 million price tag to keep a close eye on algae blooms, events that can create environmental disaster when they occur. Blooms can caus...

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