Britain’s lakes and canals hit by toxic algae

Telegraph: Mild weather and fertilisers washing into waterways after heavy rain have been blamed for widespread algae covering inland water, putting pets at risk and devastating fish stocks. The Environment Agency said it had recorded 127 incidents of algae, halfway through the three-month peak season for the blight. The record figure is 226, set in 2005, making a new record this year possible. The algae starve fresh water of oxygen and when they are the blue-green toxic cyanobacteria are a risk to human......

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