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January 2021

 

National Recreational Boating Safety Survey 2018
Pre-proposals for algal bloom research requested

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Michigan governor objects to new EPA ballast water pollution rules

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Wind-turbines may still have a future in Ohio but for now the emphasis is on solar power

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Lakeshore erosion remains serious concern for Lakewood residents, city officials

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Unexploded Ordnance: Lake Erie shoreline site of long-term munitions study

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs water-quality legislation, four other bills

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Lake Erie CREP program gives Ottawa County farmers $2,000 per acre

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Port Clinton seeks $1M state grant for trail along Lakeshore Drive

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Michigan and Illinois Sign Agreement to Advance Invasive Carp Prevention Project at Brandon Road Lock and Dam

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H2Ohio applications end Jan. 29

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Lorain grant to support Fairport Harbor dredging

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First conservation seminar reviews farm trials

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H2Ohio-funded wetlands projects are under way in Williams and Hancock counties

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Lack of Enforcement: Less compliance with environmental laws means more pollution in the lakes

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Great Lakes ice cover shrinks, with big toll on leisure, erosion, ecosystems

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H2Ohio project to help eliminate algal blooms in Chippewa Lake

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Wildlife area secures $1.8M grant

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Microplastics threaten Great Lakes

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Report points to a new culprit behind the Great Lakes’ big, green poop problem

February 2021

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Lake levels below record highs, still almost two feet above average

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State agency leaders embrace plan to boost H2Ohio funding

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Lake levels below record highs, still almost two feet above average

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Gov. DeWine proposes 40 percent increase in H2Ohio funding

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Cold snap freezes 80 percent of Lake Erie

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State budget proposal includes funding for ag priorities

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New Study Provides Better Understanding of Lake Erie ‘Dead Zone’

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Lake Erie advocates reach many at Twin Oast’s ‘Winter Olympics’

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Release of nutrients from lake-bottom sediments worsens Lake Erie’s annual ‘dead zone’

 

 

New state budget funds H2Ohio, broadband expansion, ODA

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Old Ohio amusement park becomes new wetland restoration project

    Army Corps studying ways to use dredged material from Fairport Harbor’s channel for ecosystem restoration
    KSU architecture show turns Great Lakes into client for visionary projects
    With all eyes on Great Lakes water, concerned researchers work to conserve it
    Farmers receive first H2Ohio incentive payments
    Lawmakers vow to protect Lake Erie

March 2021

 

The Nature Conservancy breaks ground on Sandhill Crane Wetlands project

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Ken Alvey advocates "Lake Erie Foundation"

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Boat U.S. publishes news about engine cutoff legislation

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Mussel-Phosphorus puzzle: Invasive mussels are reshaping the chemistry of the Great Lakes

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One Farmer’s Experience with Pay-for-Performance Conservation in the Lake Erie Watershed

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All Great Lakes going down quickly, distancing from last year’s record water levels

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Kaptur subcommittee hears pitches for water infrastructure funding

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U of M team makes discovery about Lake Erie dead zone

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Share your thoughts on Cuyahoga River with Ohio EPA

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Ducks Unlimited improved 7,765 Ohio acres in 2020

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Too few farmers are curbing pollution in Lake Erie.  Should they be forced?

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Count Down to the Silent Spring of the 21st Century

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Research shows Great Lakes algae and microplastics connect

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H2Ohio: Agency directors focus on wetlands, farmer subsidies, replacing lead lines

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Ducks Unlimited launching $2.1M study of algae blooms, mallard populations

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First-of-its-kind study shows water hundreds of feet below the surface of Lake Michigan is warming: ‘That’s a lot of water. That’s a lot of change.’

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From Farm Fields to the Great Lakes: The Affects of Agricultural Pollution

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Scientists: Climate-whipped winds pose Great Lakes hazards

   

H2Ohio has enthusiastic response in Wood County

April 2021

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Contract awarded for construction of dredged material placement area

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Groups Urge Continued Support for H2Ohio

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Testing the water

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City takes action to protect water quality

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Briggs: Metroparks explores acquisition of Detwiler Park course, spurring debate

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Preserving the Sandusky: New Crawford Park District project underway

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USACE Buffalo District to construct beneficial use of dredged sediment placement area in Ashtabula

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Work begins on EPA cleanup of Otter Creek

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More frequent wind events hurting lake water quality, researchers find

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The Editorial Board: Project to restore water environment at Slip No. 3 continues Buffalo’s revival

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Wetland solution for algae blooms and waterfowl decline in Great Lakes targeted in new study

 

 

Floating wind turbines in Great Lakes? State agency will study the idea

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H2Ohio “Dream Team” Shapes Monitoring Protocol at Oakwoods

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Metroparks Toledo board pledges support for Lake Erie agenda

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Thousands of acres must be restored to save declining species of birds on Lake Erie

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Winds of Change

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Gavarone proposes stable funding for Lake Erie cleanup

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Don’t dread dredge sediment—it has value on farms

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Troubled Waters:  More frequent wind events hurting lake water quality, researchers find

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Tipp City wetland development aims to improve river water quality

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Grant funding sought for wetlands development

    Headland Beach State Park to turn flooded parking lots into wetlands, manager says
    Groups Urge Continued Support for H2Ohio
    Gavarone proposes bond to fund H2Ohio
    H2Ohio Technology Assessment Program selects technologies
    How healthy are our local waterways, and what’s being done to protect them?
    Voluntary measures by farmers not enough to prevent harm to Lake Erie water quality
    State, county rekindles water quality efforts
    A new island on Cleveland's east side? The Metroparks wants to make it happen!
    H2Ohio Initiative creates wetland in Buckeye Lake
    First look: Cleveland Metroparks releases bold vision for remaking Lake Erie shoreline with recycled river sediment
    Investing in Great Lakes infrastructure will help Ohio thrive and pay equity dividends too: Joel Brammeier
    ‘Trash trappers’ to be installed in Toledo waterways

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Earth Day 2021: What can you do and where?

 

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Lorain scores $1.4M state grant for wetlands to alleviate Martin’s Run Flooding

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Northeast Ohio communities come together to fight erosion on Lake Erie shore

May 2021

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A Blow to Big Wind

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Testing a new way to kill harmful algal blooms

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Ohio lawmaker appointed to Great Lakes Commission

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New grant program to enhance Ohio's Lake Erie water quality improvement efforts

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USDA awards 85 new partnership projects to help mitigate climate change

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GOP legislators blocking Ohio clean water funds in favor of tax cuts have priorities backwards

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Port Clinton to construct new boardwalk along mouth of Portage River

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Foundation builds partnerships for preservation of Lake Erie

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Park-goers react positively to proposed shoreline renovation project

   

New grant program to enhance Ohio’s Lake Erie water quality

    Industrial Ag Runoff Seen as Major Threat to Lake Erie
    Saturday Essay:  Cut pollution for a Lake Erie comeback
    H2Ohio needs assured funding to protect Ohio’s precious water resources
    Program to enhance Lake Erie water quality efforts
June 2021   Conneaut harbor dredging delayed
    Lawmakers tweak Lake Erie funding
    Clark Island restoration among four local H2Ohio projects
    Ohio State researchers testing new way to kill harmful algal blooms
    New Hope for Killing Algae Blooms

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Lake Erie water levels trending lower than last year:  What that means for erosion

. . Biologists reeled in a 240-pound fish from the Detroit River that probably hatched a century ago
. . Brown announces $16 million to protect Lake Erie, fight harmful algal blooms
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After 3 years, how is the H2Ohio program doing?

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Wetland projects get funding

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Lake Erie algal blooms forecast to be smaller in 2021

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USDA to Invest $15 million in Conservation Innovation

. Think cleaning up polluted waterways is too pricey? Consider the global benefit
. . North Ridgeville’s high-tech academy takes part in statewide sign project

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 Lake Erie algal blooms forecast to be smaller in 2021

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2021 Lake Erie harmful algal bloom perdition: smaller but more severe

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Western Lake Erie farm runoff keeps national Great Lakes program director 'up at night'
Fairport Harbor looking ahead to streetscape improvements, transient marina

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University of Toledo gets new technology to dissect algae bloom toxins

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COMMENTARY: Bill aims to strip away water safeguards and hang Ohioans out to dry
. Are zebra mussels eating or helping toxic algae?
Leveraging Technology and Nutrient Management
Ohio Department of Agriculture awarded $2 million grant through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Commentary: Will the Great Lakes water be oasis for drought-stricken America?
Dead mayflies coat ground in Marblehead…but that’s a good sign for Lake Erie
Officials hear concerns over Eagle Creek basin safety, home values
Science helping to predict Lake Erie water toxicity with new buoys

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Perry Township moves a step closer to approval for erosion-control project

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Explosive Growth of Toxic Algae Threatens Water Supplies Across US

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Henry: Rogue operators in agriculture ruin it for everyone

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Kettler: Big changes coming to the Western Lake Erie Basin

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Construction begins on the Vermilion Harbor east pier

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Breweries, other water-based businesses call for more algae controls

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Group pushes for more algal bloom management for Lake Erie

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OU professor reconstructs past hurricanes to study impact on coastal environments

July 2021

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Ducks Unlimited: DeWine signs 2022-23 budget, creating millions for water quality

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Higgins announces passage of Local Water Protection  Act

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Ohio helps protect Lake Erie from aquatic invasive species

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Outdoors:  Restored wetlands could help Lake Erie battle algae

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New Report Highlights Dangerous Contamination at Some Lake Erie Beaches Around Cleveland

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Is it safe to swim?

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10 new counties now eligible for H2Ohio incentive program

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H2Ohio farmer incentive program now includes Sandusky, Ottawa counties

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Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative partners with H2Ohio

 

 

Cuyahoga County residents want access to the lake, lakefront property owners need help fighting erosion.  Is a publicly funded lake front trail the answer?

 

 

H2Ohio farmer informational meetings set to begin

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Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill adding local input, additional hurdle for wind and solar projects in Ohio

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Outdoors:  Restored wetlands could help Lake Erie battle algae

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Researchers study how algal bloom toxins may harm Great Lakes air

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Cities along the Great Lakes Face Rising Water and Costs

 

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City of Maumee caught after 20 years of sewage dumping

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Lordstown battery plant teams up with ODNR for Mosquito Creek wetlands project

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BGSU Researcher Asks, ‘Is Dredge Material Good for Soil?”

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Big steps needed for the lake

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Is H2Ohio working to mitigate Lake Erie harmful algal blooms? Farmers are using new tools, but it’s too early to see results

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H2Ohio program expands

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ODNR, Black Swamp Conservancy complete Redhorse Bend wetland restoration

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Maumee's dirty deed

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Does Ohio have a poop problem?  Debate over fertilizer continues two years into H2Ohio initiative

 

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Syphon water from the Great Lakes?  No way!

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A Deep Dive into Groundwater Governance

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Lake Erie Advocates launch billboard campaign against ‘factory farms’

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BGSU researchers dredge up the past to benefit farmers

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Maumee’s sewage mess: How did it happen?

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Great Lakes algae threaten air quality

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Lake Erie – Two cities with different votes

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Landmark Lake Erie case could be settled in federal court this September

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Bill would increase fines and penalties for dumping raw sewage into Lake Erie

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Lake Erie still at significant risk for harmful algae blooms, experts warn

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Condo owners’ appeal could be last legal hurdle for offshore wind in Great Lakes

August 2021

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Feds provide $7 million for West Creek project to improve the Cuyahoga River

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An estimated 300 trillion invasive mussels blanket Lake Michigan. Eradication may be impossible, but small-scale removal efforts could be the answer

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Kaptur lauds $1 trillion in infrastructure bills, including money for Lorain, Vermilion

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Scientists study the genetics of invasive mussels seeking ways to turn off the genes that allow them to spread and survive

   

Swimming in Plastic

 

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A harmful algal bloom is now detectable in Lake Erie

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Bacteria Cleanup: Should we let nature clean up oil spills?

   

Commentary: Lift bans on banning plastic bags to cut down on Great Lakes microplastics pollution

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Record levels of harmful particles found in Great Lakes fish

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State awards $1.5 M to battle erosion

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UT study confirms wildlife health is impacted by algal toxins, to varying degrees

   

Lake Erie algae is washing onto Ottawa County shores

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Western Lake Erie Algae Bloom Intensifies

   

Lake Erie water levels have gone up slightly since early July

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Latest Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative projects address algal bloom impacts on Ohio

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NOAA: The 2021 algal bloom is taking hold along western Lake Erie shoreline

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The first real snapshot of algal bloom toxins in Lake Erie

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 Governor DeWine announces $5 million in H2Ohio grants for Ohio River Basin wetland projects

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Harmful algal blooms wearing down Lake Erie wildlife

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Metroparks Toledo and two Lake Erie islands get state money to help improve shorelines

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Erosion along Lake Erie bluffs a cause for major concern

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H2Ohio program working to improve state's water quality

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‘Lake Erie is not a toilet’: Tons of animal waste washing into water, expert says

 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports on Lake Erie’s high water levels.  Here’s what’s ahead

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The first real snapshot of algal bloom toxins in Lake Erie

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Ashtabula River removed from EPA list

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Erie County is investing heavily in sewers. And, yes, you should care.

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Climate change on the Great Lakes has coastal communities bracing for higher water

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Editorial: Green city on a brown lake? Let’s pour our relief funds into our natural resources

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Long-forgotten, long-abused Otter Creek could make a comeback

 

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Schumer highlights $1 billion for Great Lakes as part of infrastructure package

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To the editor: Lake Erie shouldn't be a toilet

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Turning off the genes that allow invasive mussels to spread and survive

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Long-forgotten, long-abused Otter Creek could make a comeback

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