MCEA Staff blog regularly about current environmental issues and how they relate to MCEA's work.
Disturbing aerial photos of massive algae blooms on the Mississippi River in Friday's Star Tribune.
This is not "natural" nor is this just an aesthetic concern. These kinds of algae blooms are the result of fertilizer runoff from farm fields and the algae is toxic--not just to aquatic life but human beings as well. Lots of talk about water quality in the past year; very little action.
The city of Wabasha, Minn., lies beyond a massive algae bloom among the backwaters of the Mississippi River on Tuesday.
AARON LAVINSKY, STAR TRIBUNE