Lake Erie

When Our Water Turns Green

It wasn’t Chicago, and it wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day. In mid-September 2017, Toledo’s Maumee River turned a bright green, matching the western Lake Erie it empties out to, carrying the …

Agencies Falling Short in Efforts to Curb Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae

In recent weeks, the harmful algal bloom in the Western Basin of Lake Erie covered more than 700 square miles.  Images of a green-fouled Maumee River, Maumee Bay and Lake …

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

Water Samples Positive for Asian Carp Environmental DNA in Lake…

Ohio’s Steelhead and Walleye Left At Risk

The Current Battle For Lake Erie

The Battle of Lake Erie was a pivotal naval engagement between British and American forces during the War of 1812.  The American victory paved the way for control of the …

Danger: Thin Great Lakes Ice

Great Lakes Ice Cover All of us in the Great Lakes region (and perhaps other regions also) are either enjoying or fretting over what is such a mild winter. Air …

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 …

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