No Swimming

NH Warns Some Swimmers Of Poor Water Quality

Some 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.


No Swimming

NH Closes Some Lakes And Ponds To Swimming Due To Algae Bloom, Bacteria

The state of New Hampshire has posted some ponds and lakes off limits to swimming because of algae blooms or bacteria from animal waste.


(Photo by Nick Laham/Liaison)

Broad Institute Announces Collaboration With AstraZeneca

The collaboration is aimed at targeting dangerous bacterial infections that don’t react to existing drugs.


Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester

Parts Of Lake Quinsigamond Closed To Swimming

Parts of Lake Quinsigamond have been closed to swimming and fishing over health concerns.


The sign at Pavilion Beach in Ipswich Friday (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Ipswich Repoens All Five Beaches After Bacteria Tests

At least on of the public beaches in Ipswich have been shut down, just as a long stretch of oppressive heat is beginning.


Red Line subway

Homeland Security To Test Biological Sensors In MBTA Tunnels

Federal officials say they test the subway sensors by releasing dead bacteria called B-subtilis.


(AP file photo)

Research Shows Public Restrooms Are Dirtier Than You Think

Experts are releasing their findings on research they did on the amount of germs found in public restrooms. And it’s pretty disgusting.


Revere Beach

Warnings Posted Over High Bacteria Counts At Some North Shore Beaches

People trying to beat the heat at Revere Beach and two other popular North Shore beaches are being advised against swimming because of unusually high bacterial counts.


Martha's Vineyard

Several Martha’s Vineyard Beaches Shut Down Over Bacteria Concerns

Several Martha’s Vineyard beaches have been shut down over bacteria concerns.


Freeman Lake Beach in Chelmsford has been closed due to high E. coli readings.

E. Coli Forces Closure Of Beaches In Chelmsford, Holliston

Higher-than-normal E. coli readings have led to the closure of two Massachusetts beaches.