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Fish kills, like this one in Illinois' Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, can result from hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, a common cause of which is algal blooms.  NOAA photo

For the Love of Fish: The Problems of Blooming Algae and Mass Death at Sea

8/11/2014 // By Russell Bassett

The current blue-green algal bloom in Lake Erie that forced the city of Toledo to not have drinking water for several days and the massive red-tide algal bloom off Florida’s Coast that has already killed thousands of marine animals has put a much-needed […] Read more >

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 >

A rooftop solar installation. Flickr photo by Intel Free Press.

Michigan Voices have Spoken, and Governor Snyder Listened!

10/17/2013 // By Sarah Mullkoff

Exciting news! After thousands of Michigan residents spoke up in support of clean energy this spring, the Michigan Energy Office and Michigan Public Service Commission recently took an important step towards bringing renewable energy to Michigan by releasing a new […] Read more >

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Dolphins Call Each Other Out by Their Names

7/25/2013 // By Mary Price

Although we don’t talk to dolphins, we are learning more about how they communicate with one another.  A recent study released by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland gives evidence to the evolving theory that dolphins use unique whistles to […] Read more >

This Year’s Outlook for Water Levels and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

7/12/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

We’ve been getting A LOT of rain in the Great Lakes region this year. Some of it falling like a missle from severe storms. See, for example, a tree through the wall of my friend’s bedroom in Minnesota caused by […] Read more >

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Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

8/9/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie is experiencing its first toxic algae bloom of the year. […] Read more >