Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Researchers are adding a new wrinkle to how they will forecast the yearly algae outbreaks on Lake Erie.
An environmental group is calling for national policymakers to take action after a report shows significant increase in toxic algae. Ohio is on the list of states experiencing problems.
Persistent toxic algae blooms are wreaking havoc on Ohio’s multi-billion dollar lake tourism industry. Elected officials and state agencies are fighting back with new tools to better help them monitor the blooms and reduce the nutrients feeding them from Ohio farms and cities. But the battle isn’t over yet.
High temperatures have contributed to the growth of toxic blue-green algae that has killed scores of fish in Ohio’s largest inland lake.
Algae blooms are a big problem on Ohio’s lakes: they’re toxic and can have a big impact on tourism. Now state lawmakers are looking at “certifying” farmers as one way to tone it down.
Ohio’s natural resources department says more than 35,000 acres of farmland have been put into a program that’s designed to reduce the amount of fertilizer that ends up in Lake Erie.
A two-year, $8.5 million project to stop toxic algae in Ohio’s largest inland lake isn’t working.
The Governor vetoed an earlier version of the bill after it was sharply criticized by environmentalists, former Ohio governors, and current governors in other Great Lakes states.
State officials worry tainted water could hurt Lake Erie’s $10 billion tourism industry.
Farm runoff was one major catalyst for the toxic green-blue algae that closed Ohio waterways and shut down tourism at parks this summer. A federal farm official visited Columbus to discuss ways her agency will work with farmers and other private land owners to create sustainable agriculture.