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Impact Of Ohio’s Moves To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Years Away

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Lake Erie
1:02PM
March
28, 2015

Ohio’s new rules to clamp down on some of the pollutants feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie aren’t likely to show immediate results.

Leaders: Lake Erie Algae Bill Moves Ohio In Right Direction

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A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
1:18PM
March
25, 2015

Legislative leaders in Ohio are praising new rules for farmers aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie.

Ohio Legislature Weighs New ‘Run-off’ Regs For Farmers

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
1:50PM
March
9, 2015

The Ohio House is expected to vote on legislation this week to regulate fertilizer and manure run-off from fields. The run-off is partially blamed for a toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie that disrupted water supply for 400,000 Toledo residents last summer.

Ohio Senate Committee Approves Bill Aimed At Lake Erie Algae

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
3:14PM
February
17, 2015

A committee of lawmakers in the Ohio Senate has approved legislation that’s designed to cut down on the amount of algae in Lake Erie.

Ohio Agriculture Leaders Say No Quick Fix To Toxic Algae Blooms

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Fertilizer and manure runoff from field crops like this Madison County soybean field are major cause of algae blooms in Ohio lakes. Ohio ag interests say they're taking steps to reduce the threat.
3:33PM
September
18, 2014

Ohio’s agricultural interests are recovering from a black eye caused by toxic algae this summer. Now farm groups, academia, and environmental agencies say they’ll spend millions of dollars to keep commercial fertilizer and manure nutrients on the field and out Northwest Ohio streams that feed western Lake Erie.

Ohio’s U.S. Senators Back Bills To Help Cities Clean Water

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Algae blooms on Lake Erie this summer forced Toledo to cut its water supply to 500,000 customers earlier this summer.
8:55AM
September
11, 2014

Ohio’s U.S. Senators have introduced two bills that address the problems with toxic microcystins, a result of blue-green algae in the state’s waters. But, neither piece of legislation gets at the primary source of the pollution.

Farmers At Least Partly To Blame For Toledo Water Crisis

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
8:46AM
August
5, 2014

About a half-million people were told to avoid their tap water after tests showed a toxin linked to algae found in Lake Erie. That algae is fueled by fertilizer runoff.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban

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Toledo officials issued the water warning in Ohio's fourth-largest city early Saturday after tests revealed the presence of a toxin likely from algae on Lake Erie.
7:26AM
August
4, 2014

Ohio’s fourth-largest city warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, most likely from algae on Lake Erie.

Agency Using New Scale To Grade Lake Erie Algae

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Lake Erie
8:42PM
July
12, 2014

Researchers are adding a new wrinkle to how they will forecast the yearly algae outbreaks on Lake Erie.

Action Called In Ohio And Other States With Toxic Algae

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Algae-saturated water at Grand Lake St. Marys in 2010
9:59AM
September
26, 2013

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.