Best of AP — Honorable Mention


AP report: Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

John Flesher, correspondent, Traverse City, Michigan; Angeliki Kastanis, data journalist, Los Angeles; and Mike Householder, video journalist, Detroit, for reporting that toxic algae has evolved from a local waterway nuisance to a serious nationwide hazard, even as the government has spent billions of taxpayer dollars on largely ineffective measures to prevent farm fertilizer runoff, a primary cause of the environmental plague.

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