WHAT ARE HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOMS?
Algae blooms happen naturally, but human activity is making them increase exponentially. Toxic for humans, animals and plant life, these algae blooms are choking our planet’s waterways and creating ‘dead zones’.
HOW HAVE HUMANS CAUSED THIS?
The compound effects of the climate emergency plus the flood of fertilisers, pesticides and other chemicals, including human waste, into waterways.
WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?
The world over. From North America’s Great Lakes and the Lake District in the UK to Lake Titicaca in South America, Ethiopia’s Lake Tana and even the planet’s most ancient and deepest body of water, Lake Baikal in Siberia. It's everywhere.