• Massachusetts Aug 8

    Beach Closed Due to Algae Bloom in Stow, Mass.

    Another body of water in Massachusetts has closed due to an algae bloom. Officials in Stow, Massachusetts, said Sunday that Stow Town Beach would be closed until further notice. “We have noticed an algae bloom this morning and need to have the water tested before we can re-open the beach,” the town said in a statement. “Anyone that swims is…

  • Boston Jul 31

    Jamaica Pond Closed Due to Cyanobacteria

    A popular pond in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood is closed to water activities due to the suspected presence of cyanobacteria. The Boston Public Health Commission announced Friday evening that Jamaica Pond appeared to be experiencing a harmful algae bloom. “These blooms may produce toxins that can make people and pets sick,” the commission said in a statement. “Park visitors...

  • Vermont Jul 22

    Following Beach Closures, Vt. Health Officials Urge Awareness of Cyanobacteria

    Swimmers in Vermont’s largest city were crestfallen Thursday after a natural, but possibly dangerous, substance was spotted near the shore of Lake Champlain — closing a busy beach for the day. Health and environmental experts are now urging people in Burlington and beyond to read up on cyanobacteria. “We’re definitely disappointed,” said Tessa Santarpia of Buffalo, New York, who...

  • Vermont Jul 22

    Vermont Health Officials Urge Awareness of Cyanobacteria

    A potentially harmful bacteria closed Burlington’s busiest beach to swimmers Thursday.

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