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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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Update: House of Representatives approves bill allowing more invasive species in Great Lakes

11/3/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 4 approved legislation that would leave the Great Lakes and other U.S. waters vulnerable to invasive species that live in ocean freighters’ ballast water tanks. The House approved H.R. 2838, the Coast Guard […] Read more >