The end of summer marks the unofficial end of the peak algae bloom seasons. Although warmer states like California and Florida experience outbreaks all year long, most of the country’s outbreaks stop when the weather turns cold. What is an algae outbreak? Blue-green algae outbreaks occur when excess nutrients make their way into water ecosystems. […]
Is it OK to lather up in the lake with biodegradable soap?
by Ask Umbra Q. I live on a small lake. I have a dock, and a kayak, and a pedal boat for my niece, and hands that get dirty. I’d like to have the safest possible soap to use on the dock to wash hands and boats and furniture, and so on. Based on my […]