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Blue-green algae: here’s what you need to know

What we call blue-green algae are actually photosynthetic cyanobacteria that early scientists mistook for algae. When the conditions are right, individual microscopic cells collectively form a vibrant, electric blue-y, green-ish “bloom.”

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Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has been a vocal opponent to the Sisson Mine Project as it is currently designed, and we are on the record pointing out its flaws — including inadequate tailings storage and the impact on Atlantic salmon, brook trout, slimy sculpin, and American eel in the lower Wolastoq (St. John) River watershed. To hold back mine waste, the owners say they would need to build a tailings dam twice the height and 16-times the length of the Mactaquac dam.