Last month, hundreds of people attended a ‘wake’ for Lough Neagh, Britain and Ireland’s largest freshwater lake. This marked a devastating cyanobacterial bloom of alarming magnitude, caused by a perfect storm of eutrophication, climate change and invasive species. A petition has been tabled to recall Northern Ireland’s government, after an absence of almost two years, to urgently address this ecological crisis.
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Source: Ecology - nature.com