Lake Erie

Three Years Since the Toledo Drinking Water Crisis

August 2, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary since residents of Toledo awoke unable to drink their water due to toxins from a harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The harmful …

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

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 …

Heavy Rains, Runoff, Toxic to Wildlife

Lake Erie is experiencing a one-two punch of heavy rains and excess farm runoff that influences the magnitude of algae toxic to wildlife and humans. In a recent report: Taken …

Water Samples Positive for Asian Carp Environmental DNA in Lake Erie

State and federal officials have announced that six water samples from Lake Erie have tested positive for Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA). The samples were among over 400 samples taken …

Ohio’s Steelhead and Walleye Left At Risk

The Current Battle For Lake Erie

Danger: Thin Great Lakes Ice

Study offers a solution to Asian carp crisis facing the Great Lakes

The debate over how best to halt the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin will likely reach a fever pitch …

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

New Study: Asian Carp Are Clear Threat to Lake Erie

Asian carps could spawn and mature in Lake Erie and its tributaries. That is the conclusion of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study, which further highlights the need for …

Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons …

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