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January 2022

 

Turbines could forever change lake

Port Clinton discusses Lakeshore Drive project with Rep. Marcy Kaptur

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Michigan issues Lake Erie watershed plan to curb harmful algal blooms

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Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District names new executive director

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Sale of mobile home community could give public more Lake Erie access in 2022

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Bipartisan Great Lakes Governors Support Full Federal Funding for Branon Road Invasive Carp Project

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Keep unsightly windmills out of Lake Erie

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Hoorman: Precious resources: soil, water and air

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Sensor detects toxins in drinking water sources

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Senators want President Biden to prioritize Great Lakes infrastructure spending

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ODNR breaks ground on Putnam County wetland

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Ohio House adjourns for year without giving support to proposed Icebreaker wind farm in Lake Erie

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Support for the Great Lakes keeps growing, but worries about Lake Erie remain, latest IJC poll shows

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DeWine announces additional $109 million in Ohio Builds water infrastructure grants

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Western Reserve Land Conservancy buys Euclid Beach mobile home park to ensure public role in future of a key lakefront property

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Critical Great Lakes projects will get $742 million in federal money

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Proposal to ban large balloon releases in Cleveland moves forward

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Icebreaker federal grant extended, giving advocates for Cleveland offshore wind project more time to arrange financing

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Modernizing ditches helps northwest Ohio improve Lake Erie and better adapt to climate change

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H2Ohio project to restore, improve Chagrin River quality in Willoughby

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Area conservancy acquires more protected land

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U.S. aims to double cover crop planting to address climate change

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Conservancy settles dispute over farming of basin land

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Former CEI plant in Avon Lake will close by April 1, setting stage for redevelopment of lakefront site

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Frigid temps have accelerated ice coverage of Lake Erie; this satellite photo shows the ice

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Euclid trail an example of addressing erosion while giving more public access to Lake Erie

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Rep. Chris Jacobs pushes fight against plastic in Great Lakes

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The next source of trouble for Great Lakes fish populations might be tires

February 2022

 

ODNR gains 86 acres in the Great Black Swamp

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Winter Grab: Dozens of Great Lakes scientists join rare February sampling campaign to study ‘the changing face of winter’

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New Great Lakes Commission Website Tracks Progress in Protecting Lake Erie

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Ohio celebrates World Wetlands Day

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Michigan to host webinar for Lake Erie plan

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Satellite photos show how nearly all of Lake Erie became ice covered this week

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H2Ohio deadline approaching

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Former Navy captain wants to bring submarine drydocks, and 3,000 jobs, to Lorain’s Black River

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Sparking curiosity

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Great Lakes website launches

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Where untreated sewer flows discharge into Cleveland-area waterways: A list of the 10 worst spots

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Why so many Lake Erie earthquakes? Experts have some ideas

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Outdoors: Vital habitat a welcomed addition to Henry County wildlife area

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Protecting our Ohio wetlands

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Big bucks earmarked for Ohio waterway improvements

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What happens under Great Lakes ice? Scientists want to know before it’s too late

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Dirt and trash in snow could melt into Cleveland-area waterways

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Governor DeWine announces $3M in H2Ohio grants for Ohio River Basin wetland projects

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Local Great Lakes ‘areas of concern’ to be cleaned up by 2030

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President  Biden visits Lake Erie to discuss cleaning up of Great Lakes

   

Wolf administration announces funding to protect Lake Erie

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Comments overwhelmingly against AquaBounty project

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What caused an unusual series of earthquakes in Lake Erie this year?

March 2022

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 5 new lakefront projects led by Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Metroparks gain support, accelerating drive to open up shoreline

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 Conservation drainage and advanced technologies to be the focus of upcoming drainage school

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 Lake Erie isn’t deep, but has depth of character among the Great Lakes

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 Winter research in Great Lakes will help scientists understand climate change and what happens when ice disappears

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Nonprofits: Aerator systems improving Buckeye Lake water quality

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Great News via the Infrastructure Bill

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Restoring Lake Erie, creating Ohio jobs

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ERDC researchers look for solutions to Great Lakes water quality issues

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What caused an unusual series of earthquakes in Lake Erie this year?

 

 

U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur wants to establish a federal ‘Great Lakes Authority’ to promote region’s environment and economy

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UN urges the world to give groundwater the attention it needs

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract to Dredge Ashtabula Harbor and Help Create New Wetland Ecosystem

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EPA official believes Great Lakes algal-bloom struggle will continue

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Ohio Supreme Court ruling could mean the end of Lake Erie’s Icebreaker wind farm project

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“Great Lakes Bill of Right” Legislation Introduced

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 Restoring Lake Erie, creating Ohio jobs

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Why wind turbines in Lake Erie are so controversial

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Goll Woods preserve being expanded

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Navy shipyard proposal for 2 Ohio towns needs revision

    Holmes County Park District receives H2Ohio grant to restore wetlands along Killbuck Creek
    Ohio could soon pass bill to deregulate development of ephemeral water streams
    Sandusky begins wetlands work near Cedar Point
    Officials sign off on water-quality project in Mark Township
    Florida man promises Lorain County commissioners his compost business won’t make a stink
    Lake Erie shores could be getting a much-needed facelift
    Cuyahoga County releases finished report, interactive site, on new lakefront public access plan
    Area legislators in D.C. propose new ‘Great Lakes  Authority’
    Negotiated settlement 'back on track' for landmark Lake Erie case
    Does H2Ohio really work? More than $10M being spent to find out
    Marcy Kaptur’s very good Great Lakes idea: editorial
    New Documentary ‘The Erie Situation’ Looks at Toxic Algae Pollution on the Great Lake

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Biden’s nearly $6T budget aims to bolster EVs, Great Lakes and PFAS cleanup

April 2022

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Lake County gets $11.3M in state funds to build facility to process dredged material

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove sea lampreys in the Grant River; to explain in open house

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Planning work on wetland proceeding

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DeWine weighs on whether or not to ease how Ohio ephemeral streams are regulated

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Team effort played big part in securing grant to build dredging containment facility in Lake County

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Protected farmland won't be put back into farming, at least for now

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Back to the swamp: Wetland restoration benefits trickle down

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50 years after the Clean Water Act was passed, there is still work to be done

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DeWine visits BGSU for H2Ohio research

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ODNR Grants $576K in Marine Patrol Assistance For Community Safety

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Experience the Wonders of Wetlands on May 26

   

Lakewood sees benefit of allowing lakeshore residents to form shoreline improvement district

    Offshore Wind Accident: Orsted Asks for ‘No-Sail Zones’ After Turbine Breaks Into Sea
May 2022   Models predict that planned phosphorus reductions will make Lake Erie more toxic
    COMMENTARY: You can’t fish through an ‘algal bloom.’ Threat about more than drinking water
    Harmful algal blooms cause problems in Lake Erie; drinking water customers pay the price.
    Electrofishing helps sewer district biologists check water quality in Cleveland-area streams
    Smart buoys return to Lake Erie to help monitor water quality and conditions
    New research wetland could unlock clues for better filtering
    Sea lamprey population could soon boom in Great Lakes
    Lorain looks to turn spoils of dredging into sellable topsoil as part of new program

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EPA awards $225K grant to Ohio for water monitoring at beaches

. . NOAA vessel Thomas Jefferson in Cleveland marking history, mapping Lake Erie
. . Ag Report: $3 million set for 9 H2Ohio projects
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Geneva-on-the-Lake completes first phase of erosion project

June 2022 .

BGSU researchers travel to Africa in search for answers to Lake Erie’s harmful algae blooms

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Along the Way: Fighting Lake Erie pollution and winning

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Re-charted waters: NOAA ship to use sonar to map the bottom of Lake Erie

. . Funds to help improve water quality at Governor Bebb park

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 Port of Cleveland reaches ‘agreement in principle’ on settlement over property holding up Irishtown Bend stabilization

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NOAA maintaining its Lake Erie algae projection

July 2022

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Ohio’s 2022 Water Quality Status Report released
Buffalo States gets EPA grant to continue studying Great Lakes

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Cover crop funding now available to all Ohio producers

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Office of Coastal Management moving from Sandusky
. Litter collecting 'Seabin' devices to be placed at several locations on Lake Erie
Study suggests phosphorous reduction alone could lead to more toxic algae
Celebrating 50 years of the Clean Water Act
Zaclon River Landing Project awarded Brownfield grant, hopes to begin demolition this summer
Little mayflies quickly live large
State vows to keep an open mind about emerging CAFO research
To tame lake-fouling algal blooms, try an ecosystem approach

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Seabins coming to Lake Erie

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U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA at odds over how much phosphorus Euclid can discharge into Lake Erie

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Ohio EPA cleanup of ‘salt fill site’ should allow ecologically damaged Mentor Marsh to truly heal after more than 50 years

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Dredged material facility project moves forward

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Plan seeking to address algal blooms to lack enforcement

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U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce places request for Fairport Harbor dredging funds in draft appropriates bill

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What’s raising water bills in the Great Lakes?  Toxic algae

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Scientists studying how wetlands can help Lake Erie

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Dead fish spotted along shore in Euclid due to strong winds shifting oxygen-depleted water, ODNR says

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Modern sea lamprey control pits technology against invaders

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Lake Erie Awareness Day Brings Nature and Family-Friendly Activities to Put-In-Bay

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Ohio nonprofit cleans beaches to fight for water equitey around the world

    Western Lake Erie algal bloom is back; scientists are monitoring the situation
    City keeping an eye on planned East River wetland site
    Avon Lake public to peek at plans for power plant site
    Trace amounts of invasive silver carp DNA detected in Lake Erie

 

 

VVC addresses water resource project concerns

 

 

Editorial: Plan to protect Lake Erie needs teeth

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Avon Lake anxious to create new shoreline park: NE Ohio fishing report

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Study gives hints of future plans for pellet terminal site and west bank of Black River in Lorain

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Toxic algae blooms should be a concern with Lake Erie fishing, boating, swimming

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Take A Boardwalk Trail Through The Wetlands Of Maumee Bay State Park in Ohio

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Planet CLE: Floating ‘seabins’ to collect hazardous debris from Lake Erie marinas

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Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab, environmental education partners hosting Lake Erie Awareness Day Aug. 11

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City keeping an eye on planned East River wetland site

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Will Michigan farmers voluntarily help reduce phosphorus loading into Lake Erie?

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Researchers use tree rings, GIS to create bluff erosion model

August 2022

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Algal bloom spreads to local islands

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Cleveland Water Department pursuing $2M fix for discolored water caused by algae in Lake Erie

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Another Voice: Lake Erie turbines could affect our drinking water

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‘Sleepwalking to disaster’: Biology prof on how climate change is wreaking havoc on our lakes

 

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The Outdoors Page: Lake Erie: A sometimes turbulent and troubled treasure

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Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay is changing, but how and why?

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Area researchers learn what make wetlands effective

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90% of Ohio’s wetlands are gone -- what this means for our climate

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Governor DeWine Announces Plans for New H2Ohio Wetlands in 22 Counties, Coldwater Wetland Creation Approved

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Toxic algal blooms are driving up water costs in the Great Lakes

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Surface-level drones could future water warriors for the Great Lakes

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Report: Animal feeding operations without permits are polluting the Lake Erie basin

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Ashtabula County Port Authority buys 80 acres from Velocys

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Ground broken on boardwalk, observation deck project at Mentor Lagoons

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Lake Erie algae severity projections bumped up by NOAA

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In effort to improve water quality, state to revamp wetlands at Woodlawn Beach

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How many tiny bits of plastic are finding their way from Lake Erie into our drinking water?

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Ohio Supreme Court approves Lake Erie offshore wind farm permit 

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Boating Intersects Lose Wind Farm Battle

    Ohio Supreme Court Approves Permit for First Freshwater Offshore Wind Farm
    Ohio Supreme Court upholds permit for offshore wind farm on Lake Erie
    Ohio Supreme Court allows construct of offshore wind farm in Lake Erie to proceed
    $1 million coming for streams, wetlands: What the projects will do
    Stay out of water near Edgewater Beach, sewer district advises after combined sewage/wastewater overflow
    Cleveland’s combined sewage overflows into Lake Erie have been reduced by 1.7 billion gallons a year
    All roads lead to Lake Erie
    Microplastics are in our water, and the researchers want to find out how bad the problem is
    Toxic pollution in the Great Lakes remains a colossal problem
    Vegetable-oil powder accidentally released into river in Lake County
    Court decision means Lake Erie offshore wind project can move forward
    Planet CLE: Get to know your H20 during National Water quality Month
    Securing Clean Water for Ohio
    High-tech radio network will track Lake Erie health and conditions
    PLUS-UP Program Pays: Meetings August 22 - 23
    ODNR awards more than $400K in grants to protect Lake Erie shores
    Mission Possible: A “smart” Lake Erie attracts jobs to Cleveland
    Water Lilies
    Ohio wind ruling starts storm of opposition
    Governor’s Lake Erie trip highlights Ohio as premier fishing
    Walleyes, perch bite on Fish Ohio Day
    “Clean water for all Ohioans is a top priority.”
    Ohio EPA: Grand River cleanup might continue for a few more days
    Veteran algal bloom scientist calls on EPA to shift priorities from focus on practices to outcomes

 

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Sewage overflows into Lake Erie at Edgewater Beach, second time this month

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Rep. Kaptur touts Great Lakes  Authority

    The untouched ‘wilderness’ of the Great Lakes is an illusion

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Microplastics: a growing concern for Cleveland Water

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Closed for decades, millions still spent on hazardous site

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Newsmaker of the month: Turbine ruling may have ripple effects on lakes

    ODNR breaks ground on wetlands restoration connected to Sycamore State Park 

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Envirosafe a potential wild card in planning for new waterline

    Panel discusses lakefront development in Lake County

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BGSU political scientist honored for research into invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes

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Portman meets to discuss plans for Lake Erie

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ODNR set to break ground on wetland project as part of DeWine’s ‘H2Ohio’ initiative 

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 State grants will restore Spring Run Conservation Area in Trotwood

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Planet CLE: Gibraltar, South Bass Islands epicenter for protecting Lake Erie

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Lake Erie communities standardize volunteer-collected data

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It’s that time of year again

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Wind pushes around western Lake Erie’s algal bloom

September 2022

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Remote-controlled trash gobblers to be deployed along Lake Erie to collect plastic was on land and in water

 

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Editorial: Billions for our blunders?

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Those aren’t beer kettles along Lake Erie, they’re mesocosms

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Water quality testing, standards need updating

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U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce hosts roundtable in Fairport Harbor to discuss lakefront development topics

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“The Erie Situation” – and beyond

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Machine learning using climatic pattern data may help predict harmful algal blooms earlier

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Cleveland beaches contaminated from Lake Erie sewage overflow

 

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‘We are sleepwalking towards disaster’ on Lake Erie, environmental group says 

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It’s in Lake Erie. It was likely in Wendy’s burgers. Why are we seeing so much E. coli? Today in Ohio 

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H2Ohio efforts surge across state

Wetlands expansion at Oakwoods opens to public 
Sandusky Bay wetlands research gains attention of Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Searching for answers to ‘forever chemicals’ – U.S. EPA heading toward regulation
A new tool tests Lake Erie algae to protect drinking water
    Lake Erie’s failed algae strategy hurts poor communities the most
    West Creek Conservancy’s acquisition ‘a win for environmental justice’ 
    What’s nature doing with all that nitrogen?
    Cultural artifacts uncovered during Defiance wetland project 
    Litter cleanup take place at Headlands Beach State Park as part of September Adopt-a-Beach 2022 program
    Wetland Restoration Project in Findlay Completed 
    Ridding East Fork's Harsha Lake of harmful algal blooms could be as easy as this machine
    Getting ‘Eriesponsible’ about Lake Erie’s future
    Summit Metro Parks celebrates Valley View Area and Cuyahoga River restoration
    State legislators spare at hearing over causes of Lake Erie algae
    ‘Volunteer trashman’ aims to get rid of plastic in Lake Erie waterways
    EGLE presents educational webinar series on Lake Erie algal blooms
    Outdoor briefs 
    Fall is here, but western Lake Erie algal bloom persists
    Editorial: Important promise kept; job well done 
    German-made device gives Toledo plant operators real-time algae data 
    This strange-looking robot is mapping Lake Erie’s lake bed
    Editorial: Commissioners call for public pressure 
    New climate law could help combat harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie: Matthew McKenna 
    Toxic algae threatening ‘the gem of our state. ‘Manure plan’ desperately need 
    First of its kind study to look at ways to protect the Great Lakes from climate change
    Congressman Joyce announces Lake Erie Water Quality Protection Act
    Lawmakers, preservationists share Lake Erie wind turbine concerns
    Early design plans shown for potential rehabs of Maumee River islands 
    Not-so-Great Lake: Health of Lake Erie is poor, according to U.S. and Canada
    Council accepts bid for dredged material facility
    ERDC R&D underpins harmful algal bloom removal technology at Ohio demonstration 
    USACE and Great Lakes States Execute Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study Cost-Share Agreement

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Governor DeWine Announces H2Ohio Support for Water Infrastructure Projects 

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park to receive $14M to stabilize sites along Cuyahoga River

 

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Remedies for harmful algal blooms are available in law and practice

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UToledo researchers probe resiliency of coastal shorelines amid climate change

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Cleveland Launches New Master Plan to Connect Downtown to Lake Erie

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The Great Lakes in focus: Erie

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Clean Water Act at 50

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Personal View: Cleveland Water Alliance’s plan to grow the water economy

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Ballast Water Management is Reducing the Flow of Invasive Species into the Great Lakes

    Conserving coastlines: Protecting ecosystems threatened by changing climate
   

Lake sturgeon stockings show promise for return of prehistoric fish to Lake Erie

    Ground broken for dredged material facility
    Moxley Wildlife Area expands through donation
    Medina County Park District, state announce Little Killbuck Creek Wetlands project
    ODNR announces Medina County wetland project
    Which will come first: Thanksgiving or end of algal bloom?
    Bibb announces lakefront design listening sessions, town hall meeting
    Wrap-up: Fall Events Review Lake, Watershed Programs
    Lake Erie water levels continue to trend lower in time for seiche season
    Federal money to be used to combat algal blooms on Great Lakes
    Kaptur: $1.5 million awarded to combat Great Lakes algal blooms
    ODNR dedicates new wetland in Lorain County
    Lakewood presents EPA consent decree related to $300 million citywide water-sewer project
    Algal bloom in Lake Erie still sticking around
    Mentor Marsh gets $2.9 million from state for restoration project
    Port of Cleveland board approves $3.75 million design contract to make lakefront CHEERS project ‘shovel-ready’
    New technology provides hope for the Great Lakes’ polluted waters
    Maumee River quality improves, prompting removal of impairment designation
    Is it safe to eat fish from Lake Erie in New York State?
    Ohio utilities ranked among the worst on fossil fuel use
    Going after grass carp in Lake Erie now, before it’s too late
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How to take care of leaves without hurthing the environment

    Feds require Lakewood to make $85 million in repairs to stop discharge of raw sewage into Lake Erie, Rocky River
    Site prep for Gorge Dam sediment disposal may start this month
    Port of Cleveland receives $27 million federal infrastructrue improvement grant
    "Natures kidneys" Pointe Mouille wetlands filter water, reduce Lake Erie algal blooms
    Michigan legislators asked to invest more heavily in Lake Erie wetlands
    Medina County Park District acquires land for Little Killbuck Creek wetlands project
    DeWine tours H2Ohio Wetland Conservation Area in St. Marys
    Ground broken for dredged material facility
    AES OPhio employees help clean up park in Trotwood
    BGSU geochemist studying Lake Erie sediment as a commercial fertilizer alternative to combat harmful algal blooms
    Agency directors look forward to another four years H2Ohio program
    Proposed settlement of landmark Lake Erie case seeks public comment until Dec. 12
    UToledo researchers worry about November Lake Erie algal blooms
    OHIO: Cleveland Suburbs Must End Sewer Overflows to Lake Erie
    Latest sobering news on climate change is more reason for cities, states to step up against global warming
    Justice Department requires Elyria to spend $250 million to fix sewer system that has dumped sewage into Black River, an issue dating back 37 years
    Western Lake Erie’s algal bloom continues growing: The question is why?
    USDA wetland reserve easement funding now available to Ohio landowners
    Climate change has been an underrated driver of Lake Erie algal blooms
    BGSU geochemist studies Lake Erie sediment as fertilizer
    Ohio creating, fixing hundreds of wetlands
    District opposes turbines on Lake Erie
    This year’s ‘unusual’ Lake Erie algae bloom is the sixth worst on record
    Lake Erie algal bloom more severe than expected
    Funding available for farmers’ soil and water conservation efforts in the Western Lake Erie Basis

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Moxley Wildlife Area expands on Sandusky Bay

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