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December 2019: Wood Stoves: Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy this Winter

August 2019 - Focus On Air Quality

August 2019 - Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB)

  • Algae are naturally occurring organisms in Montana's freshwater ecosystems.  Certain types of algae, called cyanobacteria or blue green algae, can produce toxins that can cause illness in humans and animals.
  • Blue green algae blooms can appear as grass clippings, green latex paint, pea soup, or be turquoise colored; avoid contact with water if a blue green algae bloom is suspected.
  • Harmful algae blooms are increasing throughout Montana.  Suspected blooms should be reported to environmental and public health officials to aid in early warning and prevention for others.