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Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?
Morning, sunshine! Open your eyes and update your brain with these #greenreads.
Toxic algae like the kinds that fouled Toledo’s water supply and now threaten Florida are on the rise due to Big Ag and climate change. But we can learn from them, too.
Morning, sunshine! Open your eyes and update your brain with these #greenreads.
Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Climate change could bring more runoff and toxic algal blooms to Lake Erie.
The insatiable and destructive Asian carp is reproducing in the Great Lakes watershed for the first time—now what?
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
U.S. Oil Boom Myths, U.K. Enviro Shakeup, The Worm has Turned
Each year a group of scientists sets out to measure the dead zone -- an area where oxygen has been so depleted that it can’t support life -- in the Gulf of Mexico. Last year, it had grown to the size of Massachusetts. On... read more >
FirstEnergy announced today that it will shutter six coal-fired power plants by September 1 of this year, saying the closings are due to mercury and air toxics emission standards unveiled recently by the Environmental... read more >
In August, OnEarth ran a shocking article by Barry Yeoman about the spread of blue-green algae that is threatening to choke the life out of Lake Erie. It's an informative and truly sobering account of how the most fertile of... read more >
Last week I wrote about the serious threats to Lake Erie: the blooms of toxic algae, the colonization of its bottom by invasive mussels, and the growth of its oxygen-starved dead zone. The dumping of phosphorus into the lake... read more >
Deadly algae and invasive species are choking the life out of Lake Erie. It recovered from near-death 40 years ago, but the regulations that helped save it last time are under increasing attack.
Catching three perch at a time was a thrill as I grew up. We filled the cooler in an hour or two. We caught the fish in Maumee Bay and far western Lake Erie. What fun it was. That was back in the mid 1950’s.Catching one good... read more >