Green algae near Bodega Bay, California. September 2010.
Green algae near Bodega Bay, California. September 2010.

Toxic Algae Impacts Ocean Ecosystems; Alaskan Villagers Vote to Relocate

National Geographic (8/19) reported that toxic algae blooms around the world are disrupting ocean and marine ecosystems and killing fish. Scientists are seeing longer-lasting, more harmful blooms cropping up and are saying ocean warming and climate change are factors. 

The New York Times (8/19) said a community of 600 Alaskan villagers has voted to relocate from a barrier island experiencing severe climate change impacts. According to the Arctic Institute, 31 Alaskan villages face “imminent threat of destruction” from erosion and flooding. 
ABC News (8/16) reported that communities located downhill from melting mountain glaciers are facing growing risks from glacial lake outburst floods.
CNBC (8/18) said solar energy in schools is helping Nepalese students study beyond sunset, advancing their education. 
Newsweek (8/23) wrote about how climate change is impacting U.S. national parks and monuments and how the National Park Service is trying to adapt. 
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