Boston Harbor Brown Substance Is Harmless Expert SaysSome brown "gunk" has been spotted floating in Boston Harbor and it has residents worried that the city has returned to the "bad old days" when Boston Harbor was dirty.
Health Officials Warn Of Possibly Toxic Algae Bloom In Charles RiverHealth officials say potentially toxic algae in the lower Charles River Basin is about double the state's guidelines for recreational waters.
NH Warns Some Swimmers Of Poor Water QualitySome ponds and lakes are off limits to swimming because of algae blooms or bacteria from animal waste, though a state expert said Tuesday that this year has seen an average number of beach closures.
Health Officials Warn Of Potentially Toxic Algae Bloom In Charles River The "dirty" water in the Charles River is being called dangerous. Health officials say potentially toxic algae is growing near the MIT boathouse. It's the result of the recent warm weather.
Scientists: New England Summer Will Have "Moderate" Red Tide Scientists are predicting a "moderate" bloom of the toxic red tide in New England this summer, and say the same factors that held it in check last year could suppress it again. The naturally-occurring algae produces a toxin that shellfish absorb, making them unsafe for people to eat, though it's not a danger to the animal.