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Leaders: Lake Erie Algae Bill Moves Ohio In Right Direction

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.
25, 2015

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

I-70 Westbound On East Side Open Following Accident

Semi trailer accident leaves green powder on roadway and shuts down I-70 Westbound between I-270 and Miller-Kelton exit.
March 3, 2015

A semi-truck hauling lawn fertilizer caused westbound lanes of I-70 on the city’s east side to close for several hours this morning.

State Considers “Certifying” Farmers To Cut Algae Blooms

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27, 2013

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.

More Farmers Turn Away From Chemical Fertilizers.

15, 2008

With the cost of commercial fertilizer keeping pace with gasoline prices, more and more farmers are turning to their great grandfathers’ fertilizer–manure. Last week’s annual Great Lakes Regional Manure Handling Expo, held this year in London, Ohio, gave the public a chance to learn about how to turn this waste product into a resource, and how the environment might benefit as a result.