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Florida declares state of emergency due to gigantic algae bloom

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 06, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Jul 05, 2016

Last week, parts of southern Florida were declared to be in a state of emergency after being overtaken by a thick layer of green algae, described as resembling “chunky guacamole.” Millions of dollars are thought to have been lost over the holiday weekend and toxins released from dying algae could continue to poison locals for months. Lake Okeechobee is the site of the bloom, where four surrounding counties have been overrun with the blue-green stuff since May, reports The Verge....






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