Why we need to fix the world's freshwater algae problem

An aerial view of toxic blue-green algal bloom on the Baltic Sea coast near Stockholm, Sweden. Image: Reuters

Yousef Yousef

CEO, LG Sonic


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Earth's freshwater resources algal bloom
The impact on public health directly from toxic algal blooms is severe, and the presence of HABs in lakes alone leaves millions of people without access to water each year. Image: ASLO
nine planetary boundaries algal bloom water bodies
The nine planetary boundaries. Image: Stockholm Resilience Centre

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The degradation of a lake ecosystem due to toxic algal bloom.
Algal blooms also cause an increased pH and a decrease in oxygen in the water column. Image: LG Sonic

Evolution of an algal bloom monitored through remote sensing.
Evolution of an algal bloom monitored through remote sensing. Image: LG Sonic

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