Lakes, pools and ponds that are typically fresh, clean and crystal clear are now discolored or splotched. The culprit is blossoming algae – and it’s sometimes laced with toxins.

Aug 19 2019 | 03:58 PM


In all its magnificent shadings, the color green shimmers across the vast lawns and meadows and grassy banks and forest glades of Central Park.

Unfortunately, green also colors the sprawling, multi-acre algae blooms that are now blighting the park’s most beloved bodies of water.