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January 2015

Ecology

Canadian River contributes to Lake Erie algae

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Ohio receives federal money to battle Lake Erie algal blooms

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Western Lake Erie to receive $19M to trim algae-forming runoff

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Boating Association of Ohio

Jan. 22 hearing set on Ashtabula Energy discharge to Lake Erie

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Seaway hits post-recession high with 40 million tonnes of cargo

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The struggle to save Lake Erie

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Ultimate goal is to get water safety education in all schools

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Great Lakes rebound, but rising tides pose problems

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Local economy bruised by harmful algal blooms in the lake

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Plan targets farmers in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana to reduce Lake Erie algae

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Officials tout federal support for algae battle

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Farms can be held liable for pollution from manure: U.S. court

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Corps of Engineers to host public hearing regarding open lake placement of dredged sediment from Cleveland Harbor

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Brown, Portman want Corps to stop practice of open-lake dumping

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Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems flawed

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Asian carp plan on hold as signs of threat spotted

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Algae on Ohio lawmakers' agenda

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Survey: Infrastructure investment in Great Lakes shipping reaches several billion dollars

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Great Lakes water quality efforts get more federal funding from USDA

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Asian carp eDNA found above barrier, feared to be in Great Lakes waters

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U.S. EPA To Issue Final Carbon Rules; Administration Adds $100 Million Load For Anti-Algae Efforts; OIPA Touts Wastewater Permit Changes

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Scientist: Lake Erie algae fix straightforward

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Study: Earth's fresh-water resources at risk

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Army Corps of Engineers remain confident in barrier, unconcerned with postive Asian carp tests

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Great Lakes water levels to hit 20 year high

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Bill would keep Great Lakes Restoration Initiative going

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NMMA Applauds Amendment Removing Ethanol from RFS Criteria

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"Notice to Mariner's" info on aTON's

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Senator Stabenow announces $40M in grants

February 2015

US Coast Guard

1/22/2015: Guidance on maritime cyber security standards – Part 2 from the Office of Port and Facility Compliance Chief

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US Congress

RFS Reform Act 2015

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Boating Association of Ohio

Residents talk algae with Ohio lawmakers

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Tell Corps tonight: Lake Erie isn't a liquid landfill: editorial

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Big budget for fighting Asian carp is downsized

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Army Corps won't dump dredge sediment in open Lake Erie in 2015, but the fight is not over

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Gov. John Kasich, state legislature team up against harmful algal blooms: editorial

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Bill targeting Lake Erie algal blooms passes Ohio Senate

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Ohio Senate approves farm runoff bill

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Take Action: Contact Congress and Stop E15!

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House gets bill to overhaul Renewable Fuel Standards, kill E15 Expansion

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US Coast Guard

GMDSS Meeting Report Jan 2015

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MDNR

Shipwreck graveyard may become National Marine Sanctuary

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Secret WW2 aircraft carriers on Lake Michigan

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Army Corps general: Asian carp not advancing

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Wyandotte drops higher boat launch fee

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Boating Association of Ohio

Bipartisan lawmakers seek to extend Great Lakes protection

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ODNR heavily invested locally in Lake Erie

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Should there be a slime summit to address algal blooms in Lake Erie?

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Advocates urge Congress not to cut Great Lakes funding

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Corps of Engineers provides update on Cleveland Harbor dredging meeting

    Army Corps reprehensibly hostaging ArcelorMittal to its Cleveland toxic dredge dump plans: editorial

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It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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House passes bill to fight toxic algae in Great Lakes

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U.S. House OKs algal bloom bill

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Senate, House bills to fight toxic blooms largely line up (Ohio)

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Algae-related legislation advancing in Congress

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Ecology

Senator Stabenow Joins Local Parners to Highlight $20M Public / Private Investment in Saginaw Bay Watershed

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Senator Stabenow Statement on Announcement of New Michigan National Guard Cyber Protection Team

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Stabenow, Peters Announce $7.9M Grant for Great Lakes Cleanup

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Ecology

Asian Carp website hosted by Canada

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Senator Stabenow & Congresswoman Miller Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Stop Asian Carp

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National Boating Federation

Virginia Bill to exempt older boaters from education requirement dies

March 2015

Boating Association of Ohio

Lake Erie algal bloom bills future uncertain at Ohio Statehouse

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Grant announced to fight invasive plant species in Lake Erie

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Ecology

Ohio "Clean Marina" Program meeting March 25

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The Big Melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

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Boating Association of Ohio

Plastic Microbead Pollution a concern in Great Lakes

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Notre Dame on front lines in war against Asian carp

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Army Corps misleads Congress, public, on carp threat to Great Lakes: editorial

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Ohio's toxic algal blooms aren't a boon for Ohio lab that tests for toxic algae

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USCG Info

Excerpt from Local Notice to Mariners

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NRBSC Info

Recreational Boating Safety Requirements and Legislative Activity

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Boating Association of Ohio

Unanimous Ohio House Senate sends Manure Bill to Governor's Desk

April 2015

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Ohio EPA does the right thing, nixes dump of toxic dredge into Lake Erie - Editorial

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Ohio EPA tries to block Cleveland harbor sediment from being dumped in Lake Erie

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U.S. EPA Grants target Toxic Algae

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Water Quality Discussions Planned

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Court says Show Proof or Vote on Dam

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Ohio pledges to build new dam at Buckeye Lake

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Kasich signs Lake Erie cleanup bill

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Feds want someone else to pay for disposal of upper Cuyahoga River shipping channel sediment

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Congress must reel in Army Corps on dump of toxic dredge in Lake Erie: editorial

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Gov. John Kasich signs bill aimed at fighting toxic algae

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Court presses Grahl on dam petitions

   

House - bill introduced re eLoran

    Spring rains taking fertilizer to toxic algae in Ohio lakes  “When we think about our water, we also need to worry about our food supply and vice versa. They’re not incompatible.”
    Early detection offers shot at averting new water crisis  (NOTE: There are 5 additional articles of interest on this page)
    Go aboard the floating lab chasing Great Lakes algae blooms (NOTE: Canadian research info.)
    NASA, NOAA and EPA Join Forces to Study Toxic Threat To Drinking Water: Algal Blooms
    Ohio sues over plans for toxic sediment
    Ohio AG Mike DeWine files suit over dispute with Army Corps of Engineers over Cuyahoga River dredging
    Lucas Co. considers new water authority
    Lucas County officials call for regional approach to protecting Great Lakes
    What's in your water?

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DOI, EPA, NOAA announce "Resilent Lands and Waters" initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change

. . Bill would force EPA to add algae coordinator
. . Invasive species reintroduce toxic chemicals to Green Bay food web
May 2015 .

Feds give water plants guidance on toxic algae treatment

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Study: Lake Erie algae has made it more vulnerable to Asian carp

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Attorneys for state, Army Corps of Engineers debate who should foot the bill to dredge Cuyahoga River shipping channel

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Experts laud new criteria for safe water

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Ohio asks neighboring states to help fight Lake Erie's algae

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Walleye at risk in Lake Erie dredge dumping debate; consumption levels at brink of one-meal-per-month

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NOAA to Host Meeting on Ohio Coastal Management

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USCG releases Boating Safety App for smartphones

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USCG releases 2014 Boating Safety Statistics

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Boating Association of Ohio

Feds want someone else to pay for disposal of upper Cuyahoga River shipping channel sediment

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Congress must reel in Army Corps on dump of toxic dredge in Lake Erie: editorial

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Stone Lab director retires after 42 years

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Editorial: Great Lake’s water quality matters

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What Chesapeake Bay has to teach Lake Erie about environmental stewardship: William C. Baker (Opinion)

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Gauges to help watch algae levels

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U.S. Army Corps receives judicious spanking over Cuyahoga River dredge shakedown: editorial

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National Museum of the Great Lakes offers river tour

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Ohio company will sell sludge dredged from Cuyahoga River

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Great Lakes surprisingly warm for springtime

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Perry's monument could lose local superintendent

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Army Corps of Engineers begins court-mandated dredging in Cuyahoga River shipping channel

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Shrink wrap from boats being recycled into guardrail blocks

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Commission considers public comment on protecting Great Lakes

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NASBLA

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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US Coast Guard

US COAST GUARD TO RELEASE BOATING SAFETY APP

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Boating Association of Ohio

Senators propose bill to stop microbead pollution

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With new EPA water rule, Obama again takes executive action on environment

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Identifying the best rivers in the Great Lakes region for Asian carp eggs

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Wetlands project heralded for beach pollution reduction

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New Environmental Protection Agency clean water rule vexes Ohio Republicans

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Obama water rule earns praise, sparks concern

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Ecology

Asian Carp, Algal Blooms Could Mean a Perfect Storm for Lake Erie

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Ohio asks neighboring states to help fight Lake Erie’s harmful algae

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Chemicals spilled in Fort Erie made their way into lake

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Twenty five causes of excess soluble phosphorus in Lake Erie – MSU

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Lake Erie cross-border power-line project reaches milestone

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State issues toxic algae warnings for Buckeye Lake

June 2015

National Boating Federation

URGENT Comment needed from you to address the Renewable Fuel Standards

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US Coast Guard

USCG Protects Local Ice

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USCG Marine Safety Bulletin: Water Jet Devices

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Boating Association of Ohio

Tainted water requires action

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To reduce algae blooms in Lake Erie, ban open-lake dumping

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Ohio, Mich., Ont. set to cut algae pollution

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Ohio, Michigan and Ontario agree to work toward lower phosphorus levels in Lake Erie's western basin

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Ecology

Lakefront Group Meeting May 28 -- Report by CCYC PC Phil LaCourse

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National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)

U.S. top court rules against Obama administration over air pollution rule

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NMMA

Scott Walker signs bill banning microbeads

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Boating Association of Ohio

Ohio sues U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over new water regulations

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Ohio research projects on harmful algae

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Ohio using brain power

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To save the lake, we must step up the game

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EPA releases rules for algae bloom warnings

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Yellow perch population in Lake Erie dries up

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Sandusky River needs to be protected from silt damage

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Save Great Lakes from pollution the Michigan way

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The best wind in Ohio

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NMMA

NMMA Member Testifies Against the RFS to Congress

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National Boating Federation

USCG Proceedings Publication

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Ecology

Heidelberg launches LakeErieAlgae.com

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Boating Association of Ohio

Sen. Rob Portman gets bird's-eye view of Lake Erie algal blooms

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Microcystin detected in raw Lake Erie water, Toledo water deemed safe to drink

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State tracks beach dangers

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Test to filter nutrients from city wastewater

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Algae toxin level drops slightly at lake intake

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Official: Toxin in Ottawa Co. water ‘easily treatable’

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How long until Lake Erie's algae problems affect tourism? We may find out this summer

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Toledo curtails testing as microcystin levels rise

August 2015

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Ohio Elevates Public Health Advisory for Grand Lake St. Marys

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8 things to know about toxic algae before jumping into Lake Erie

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Reporting issues rise with algal toxins

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OLG Files for Summary Judgement with Court

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Commissioners link climate change, algae

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An important victory for Ohio’s waterways

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OSU study: Blue-green algae is underappreciated health risk, may pose global threat

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Growth of Ohio’s factory farms makes curbs on water pollution more urgent

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USDA commits $5 million to help farmers reduce runoff feeding Lake Erie toxic algae bloom

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Detroit Company poised to revolutionize how cities manage stormwater

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Butts, balloons, and beads harmful to beaches

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Drilling for wind: LEEDCo fields international geotechnical team 10 miles offshore

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Waukesha's Great Lakes water grab should sink without a ripple

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El Niņo has dramatic effect on Great Lakes ice cover

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Call for Arctic icebreakers could hurt Great Lakes

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What color is your water?  On Lake Erie, it’s still green

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Contest pursues solution to algae

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A Living Carpet of Green Slime Expands Across Lake Erie

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Toledo intake crib was once a home 

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Algae comes and walleye go, charter captains say

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Mentor talks Lagoons preserve rules, major erosion-control work

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$1,264,717 in federal funds to reduce nutrient loading into Lake Erie

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Should swimming be banned when Lake Erie water is unsafe? Toxic algae policies differ across Ohio

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Algal bloom spreading into Lake Erie's central basin

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Lake Erie algal bloom could grow difficult

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Put away the straw

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Ohio EPA appoints official to manage Lake Erie water quality

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Court to hear Ballville Dam appeal on referendum

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Waukesha plan for Lake Michigan water raises worries

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Mentor Marsh Restoration Nears

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LEEDCo begins taking core samples of Lake Erie bottom

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Lake Erie algae bloom spreads to Cleveland, could set record, scientists warn

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Phosphorus Recovery System addresses water quality challenges with manure

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North Toledo site prepares for farm on dredged soil

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Testing farm soil can help in algae fight

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North Toledo site prepares for farm on dredged soil

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Testing farm soil can help in algae fight

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Ohioans need the Clean Water Rule to protect Lake Erie

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Battle of Lake Erie is on again to save Ohio's premier freshwater jewel

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Judge Rules Lakefront Property Owners Can't Keep Public Off Lake Michigan Beach

September 2015

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Crops could be grown in material dredged from Toledo shipping channel

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Be careful with the Great Lakes

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Can the Great Lakes become an engine for growth again?

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New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

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What color is your water

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Lake Erie could learn from Maryland and Delaware in cutting algae threat

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COMMENTARY: Ballast bill would harm Great Lakes

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Voters overwhelmingly said Lake Erie is a good spot for wind turbines: The Beat Weekly Results

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Water treatment plant experts reflect on algal blooms

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UM set to probe Detroit River’s role in algae ills

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Where Michigan has lost 4.2 million wetland acres in the past 200 years

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3-mile long Euclid Creek Tunnel completed; will prevent sewage from flowing into Lake Erie

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NOAA’s Marine Debris Program funds 13 new community-based removal projects

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Online database tracks Great Lakes restoration efforts

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Muddy Prospects: A New Industry Surfaces That'll Repurpose River Sediment

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Officials Say Sea Lamprey Numbers Down Across Great Lakes

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Bill seeks to ban shipping crude oil on Great Lakes

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Rowing events a nod to best asset: Maumee River

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Ohio facing a clean water crisis

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Ohio needs $12B to Improve Drinking Water

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Great Lakes Advocates Highlight Growing Concern Over PAHs

October 2015

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Great Lakes ships face change after court slams EPA ballast water rules

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Removing northwest Ohio dam may release pollutants, judge told

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Obama administration moving to create two marine sanctuaries

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Building a comeback for the Detroit River

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Sen. Tim Kennedy calling for a state ban on triclosan

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EPA urged to declare lake impaired

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Conservation groups call on U.S. EPA to declare Lake Erie's western basin "Impaired" to hlep end toxic algal blooms

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New Canadian government could derail plans for nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron

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Shipwreck discovered in Lake Erie could be toxic, long-sought Argo

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Crews begin to hunt for leak near sunken barge in Lake Erie

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Next phase of Great Egret Marsh restoration begins with marsh drainage

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Will Ohio voters OK $1B to clean up algae?

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Lake Erie-district lawmakers talk bond issues for water quality projects

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Sewer district's big tunnel credited with improving Mill Creek's water quality

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Asian carp found 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan 

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Shipwrecks posing threat hold many unknowns

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Rescue ‘impaired’ Lake Erie

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Lake Erie algae plan targets Detroit River sewage discharges

November 2015

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Dredge material in Lake Erie being addressed

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Michigan DEQ announces plan to reduce phosphorus to Lake Erie

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Asian carp recommendations could take 4 more years

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Curbing toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie requires partners in states, Canada: editorial

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Cleveland sewer effort is regional

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Recreational Boating Safety—2016 Nonprofit Organization Grants

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Michigan, neighboring governments work to reduce Lake Erie pollution

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NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory has a NEW product online that combines animations of winds and waves.

This shows the both the hindcast from -48 hours and the forecast up to +120 hours for what the strength of both the wind and waves will be on the Great Lakes. If you open the map this morning and want to see what has changed this afternoon, you will have to refresh your website.

See the website

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This June 26, 2015, video (3.45 minutes) is worth the watch. It explains NASA’s role in helping track algal blooms and how researchers are trying to bring the tracking technology to a real-time phone APP that answers the question “How’s Lake Erie.” The goal is for people to be able to check the level of an algal bloom like they check the temperature. The app is still under development.

U.S. EPA, USGS, NASA and NOAA (at the federal level) are working together on this project.

Visit the website. See the actual video.  

 

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Education Coverage Map

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EPA releases plan that will ensure safer drinking water

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Research using CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay

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Representative demands stronger federal response to Asian Carp

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EPA and Partners Launch Challenge to Recycle Nutrients from Livestock Waste

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LEEDCo lands a third DOE grant to develop Lake Erie wind project

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Michigan senator seeks high level meeting on plans for Canadian nuclear waste dump

December 2015

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Feds Push More Ethanol Into Gasoline, But Can Your Car Take It?

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Ethanol is not such a great idea

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E85 vs Gasoline Comparison Test

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Feds Move to Reduce Ethanol Blended Gasoline

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Farms near Lake Erie get millions

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Ohio group moving ahead with big plans to harness Lake Erie’s wind

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Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers

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Ohio water plants push back on algae testing

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EPA is developing guidelines for swimmers and toxic algae

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Invasive species thrive despite millions spent

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Norwegian wind company to build LEEDCo off-shore turbine project

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Ohio needs tougher rules to clean up Lake Erie

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Farmers are doing our part to keep the lake healthy

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Scrub walleye-threatening plastic microbeads from Lake Erie, other U.S. waters: editorial

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COMMENTARY: Clear solution on nuclear waste if Congress would only act

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COMMENTARY: We need more information on synthetic materials, aquatic life

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US House approves bill to ban plastic microbeads

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Canada extends decision on nuclear waste dump for another 90 days

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Technical Announcement: Rapid Algal Bloom Predictions are Possible for Ohio Lakes

    Ballast water series from the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy
   

Great Lakes Water Levels Assessment Update

   

US-Canadian agency wants better monitoring of mercury pollution that taints Great Lakes fish

   

Scientists study Great Lakes spray

   

Superior is one of the most rapidly warming lakes, study finds

   

Effort to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes appears stymied

   

Soils finally recover after decades of acid rain limits

   

Lake Erie set to receive millions of federal dollars from Congress for clean water programs

    Huge Lake Erie algal bloom predicted
    Ohio Attorney General seeks public hearing on Army Corps' proposal to dump dredged material in Lake Erie

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Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash

. . Kasich rejects bond issue to battle algae in Lake Erie
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