“This course helps students really start to connect the dots between the forces of mother nature and the effects of human activities on water bodies. BlueGreen is giving participants a foundation of knowledge they can draw from when confronting the realities of climate change and its impacts on our vital water resources.”
The increase in frequency, intensity and duration of toxic algal blooms nationwide is unacceptable. We must take action now to save America’s treasures; our national parks are our nation’s pride and joy. It is our duty to protect them. As President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native….The parks stand as the outward symbol of the great human principle.”
On a hot June day, a group of friends launched their boats and headed out on Jordan Lake near Raleigh, North Carolina for a relaxing day on the water. It was a chance to soak up some sunshine and get relief from the summer heat. But according to media reports, the day turned tragic after a three-year-old beagle, Ruby, suddenly became ill after playing in the water.
“Cyanobacteria is toxic. It can harm your family. Every year we hear about pets going into the water and suffering the consequences” Dr. Gad Weiss