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ohio mayor asks trump for help combating lake erie algae


three years after toxic algae in lake erie tainted the drinking water for more than 400,000 people, many are still leery about what's coming out of their faucets.






ohio mayor asks trump for help combating lake erie algae


three years after toxic algae in lake erie tainted the drinking water for more than 400,000 people, many are still leery about what's coming out of their faucets.






ohio mayor asks trump for help combating lake erie algae


toledo, ohio (ap) — three years after toxic algae in lake erie tainted the drinking water for more than 400,000 people, many are still leery about what’s coming out of their faucets. some have taken to stockpiling bottled water in the summer months when algae blooms blanket the western end in the shallowest of the […]






ohio moves forward with strategy to combat lake erie's algae


ohio's blueprint for combating the algae in lake erie that has become a threat to drinking water calls for targeting specific watersheds and developing a monitoring network within the next year.






scientists expect ‘significant’ algae bloom on lake erie


traverse city, mich. (ap) — a “significant” harmful algae bloom is likely to form in western lake erie this summer, though it probably won’t be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said thursday. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration and research partners released their annual algae forecast […]






ohio moves forward with strategy to combat lake erie’s algae


toledo, ohio (ap) — ohio’s government agencies will spend the next year looking closely at hotspots that are contributing to lake erie’s algae blooms and developing a monitoring network. the work is part of the state’s strategy finalized this past week to attack the algae that has become an increasing threat to drinking water. michigan […]






ohio concentrates effort to reduce harmful lake erie algae


ohio's environmental regulators who have pledged to drastically cut what's feeding the harmful algae in lake erie will consolidate oversight of the work to make sure money is being well spent and research isn't overlapping.






lake erie is covered by a growing — and dangerous — algae bloom that can poison


scientists say that algae blooms have been a growing problem for lake erie since the 2000s, mostly because of the extensive use of fertilizer on the region's farmland






algae on river flowing into lake erie prompts warning


health officials in ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through toledo because of an algae outbreak.






epa sued a second time over lake erie’s toxic algae problem


toledo, ohio (ap) — environmental advocates have filed a second lawsuit against the u.s. environmental protection agency over whether enough is being done to address the toxic algae problem in lake erie. the blade (http://bit.ly/2qvfroh ) reports that chicago-based environmental law and policy center and members of advocates for a clean lake erie filed the […]






research aims to predict algae blooms on lakes, rivers


there's a whole network of satellites, underwater robots and scientific tools watching for toxic algae on lake erie. but when it comes to predicting where and when harmful blooms will show up on the ohio's rivers and reservoirs, there's still a lot of mystery.






genetically engineered algae safely grown outdoors


scientists at uc san diego and sapphire energy say they have successfully completed the first epa-approved outdoor field trial of genetically engineered algae. cultivating the algae outdoors didn’t harm nearby populations of wild algae, the scientists say in a study published thursday. also, the...






ohio concentrates effort to reduce harmful lake erie algae


toledo, ohio (ap) — ohio’s environmental regulators who have pledged to drastically cut what’s feeding the harmful algae in lake erie will consolidate oversight of the work to make sure money is being well spent and research isn’t overlapping. the proposal brought by gov. john kasich’s administration and approved by the legislature last week will […]






great lakes fund has aided ohio's algae fight, river cleanup


a great lakes cleanup program that may be on the trump administration's chopping block has funded work in ohio to slow down lake erie's toxic algae.






ap explains: farm runoff and the worsening algae plague


harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. here's a look at the algae menace and what's being done:






ap explains: farm runoff and the worsening algae plague


harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. here's a look at the algae menace and what's being done:






biotech veteran engineers algae breakthrough for biofuel


j. craig venter, the scientist who mapped the human genome, teamed with exxon mobil in using advanced cell engineering to more than double the fatty lipids inside a strain of algae. the work could eventually enable widespread commercialization of algae-based biofuels.






officials to meet with residents over toxic algae blooms


franklin, vt. (ap) — vermont environmental officials are planning to meet with residents to discuss toxic algae blooms that have spread through lake carmi. wptz-tv reports (http://bit.ly/2vvlx3j ) officials are meeting with franklin residents thursday after blue green algae or cyanobacteria blanketed the shoreline this week. the algae is preventing camps from using water intake […]






research aims to predict algae blooms on lakes, rivers


toledo, ohio (ap) — there’s a whole network of satellites, underwater robots and scientific tools watching for toxic algae on lake erie. but when it comes to predicting where and when harmful blooms will show up on the ohio’s rivers and reservoirs, there’s still a lot of mystery. researchers now are beginning to look at […]






what’s that white ring around elkhorn slough? dead algae is killing the marsh


watsonville >> as scientist kerstin wasson trudges along the banks of elkhorn slough, her rubber boots crunch through a white, brittle crust of dead algae that encircles nearly the entire shoreline.the live version of the algae is green and seaweed-like, and can be seen accumulating in clumps in the shallow water near shore.






algae in bay area lakes: is it safe to swim?


state officials say blue-green algae has been found in 49 lakes or waterways, but only three are toxic, forcing them to be closed for swimming.






growing algae bloom in arabian sea tied to climate change


bandar al-rowdah, oman (ap) — the gulf of oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of mexico spreads across the arabian sea all the way to india. scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton […]






toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it


monroe, mich. (ap) — pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across u.s. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. an associated press investigation finds harmful algae has become a serious hazard in all 50 states. it’s making people sick, killing animals […]






lichens / a tale of two organisms


what do fungi, algae, and peter rabbit have in common? they were all drawn by beatrix potter, who was the first to suggest that lichens may actually be a symbiosis of fungi and algae.






advocacy groups: epa not doing enough to protect lake erie


environmental advocates who sued the u.s. environmental protection agency because they believe not enough is being done to address the toxic algae problem in lake erie said they think the agency's response to the suit only bolsters their argument.






growing algae bloom in arabian sea tied to climate change


the gulf of oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of mexico spreads across the arabian sea all the way to india.






toxic algae bloom forces shutdown of some maine shellfishing


maine is shutting down shellfish harvesting in parts of the state's eastern coast because of a marine algae bloom that can carry a neurotoxin.






great lakes fund has aided ohio’s algae fight, river cleanup


toledo, ohio (ap) — a great lakes cleanup program that may be on the trump administration’s chopping block has plunked money into fighting lake erie’s toxic algae and putting new life into ohio’s polluted rivers. the great lakes restoration initiative also has spent millions on cleaning up beaches and restoring wetlands that filter pollutants along […]






more california sea lions are dying because of poisonous algae blooms


during an average year, rescue workers at the pacific marine mammal center in laguna beach may encounter one pregnant sea lion suffering from domoic acid poisoning — a potentially deadly illness that occurs when the animals eat fish that have been feeding on toxic algae. in the last two weeks however,...






schumer: li should get part of $100m to combat toxic algae


sen. chuck schumer on sunday promised to use his political influence to push a bill that would help long island receive a portion of $100 million proposed to be spent to combat toxic algae bloom outbreaks.






snyder oks funds for huron-to-erie drinking water monitoring


lansing, mich. (ap) — gov. rick snyder has approved spending $375,000 to restore a drinking water monitoring system for the huron-to-erie corridor, which serves 3 million people in southeastern michigan. the supplemental appropriation will fund a real-time data stream that will alert plant operators of accidental spills, emergency diversions and harmful algae blooms. the huron-to-erie […]






dangerous toxic algae levels put edina lake off limits to people, pets


citing dangerous levels of toxic algae, officials have issued a health warning for lake cornelia in edina, saying people and animals should not come into contact with the lake’s water.






epa won’t declare lake erie’s waters in ohio impaired


the decision means ohio will continue to take the lead on fighting the algae blooms that in recent years have fouled drinking water in the shallowest of the great lakes.






environmental group contends epa unwilling to fix lake erie


toledo, ohio (ap) — advocacy groups suing the u.s. environmental protection agency say the agency’s response in court documents bolsters their argument that not enough is being done to protect lake erie. the groups’ lawsuit seeks to have the lake’s western basin declared impaired by toxic algae that’s threatening drinking water. an impaired designation could […]






toxic algae bloom forces shutdown of some maine shellfishing


machiasport, maine (ap) — maine is shutting down shellfish harvesting in parts of the state’s eastern coast because of a marine algae bloom that can carry a neurotoxin. the state department of marine resources says it is monitoring the bloom, which carries domoic acid. domoic acid can cause sickness, memory loss and brain damage in […]