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NWF President Collin O'Mara discusses the harmful algal bloom with reporters near Toledo's water intake cistern in Lake Erie. NWF photo by Frank Szollosi.

Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down Drinking Water to Toledo

8/4/2014 // By Frank Szollosi

Early Saturday morning I was abruptly woken up by a neighbor knocking on the door. He actually then opened a window, saying “Don’t drink the water! Don’t let the kids drink the water!” My first thought was algal blooms, as […] Read more >

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Protecting Wildlife from Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms

5/15/2014 // By Michael Murray

With spring here and summer on the way, many outdoor opportunities beckon, in particular recreation out on our lakes, rivers and streams. But warmer and longer days also mean the potential for a significant water problem: harmful algal blooms. These […] Read more >

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Toxic Algae: Florida’s Manatees in Crisis

11/8/2013 // By Daniel Hubbell

While “red tide” may sound like a biblical catastrophe, it is simply an unusual bloom of a common alga—karenia brevis—that turns saltwater a rust color.  While not supernatural this algae is not harmless, as it includes a neurotoxin called brevetoxin. […] Read more >

Ready for March Madness? Let’s Take a Look at Another Fab Five…

3/1/2012 // By Marisa Tricas

In the spirit of March Madness, let’s remember the legacy created by a sports revolution. From the University of Michigan, the Fabulous Five, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson, changed the game of college basketball […] Read more >

Colleges Turn to An Array of Alternative Fuels

11/30/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

When it comes to on-campus renewable energy installations, certain types are more common than others. Read more >

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small companies are racing to overcome technical barriers and make it […] Read more >