Algae Blooms

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“This Is Not Over Yet,” Says Toledo Mayor Regarding Water Advisory

More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo’s water supply … instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2014

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Report: Lake Erie Water Contamination Could Have Been Avoided

Pollack says if changes aren’t made — this problem that we’re seeing in Lake Erie, will happen over and over again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2014

A 2013 algae bloom in Lake Erie.

UM Study: Tough New Pollution Targets Needed To Shrink Lake Erie Dead Zone

A new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie “dead zone” to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2014

An algae bloom in Mona Lake near Muskegon. Grand Valley State University photo.

Grand Valley Study: Zebra Mussels, Algae Blooms Tied

Researchers at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute are finding that harmful algae blooms in two West Michigan lakes are linked to the water-clarifying action of the invasive species zebra mussels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae Blooms

The warming climate and modern farming practices are creating ideal conditions for gigantic algae formations on Lake Erie, which could be potentially disastrous to the surrounding area’s multi-billion-dollar tourist economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013

Residents of the International Space Station had a unique perspective when a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three new space station crewmembers blasted off within eye shot of the orbiting outpost as it started its journey to the station. / CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY/CHRIS HADFIELD

Matt’s Favorites: Michigan Connection To Lake Erie Study, Rocket Launch From Space, Summer iPhone, And Much More

What else is new, exciting, fun, troubling and a bunch of other adjectives in the wonderful world of high tech? Here’s the latest fun…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013

Lake Erie (istock)

UM Says Climate Change Likely to Increase Lake Erie Dead Zones, Algae Blooms

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of intense spring rain storms in the Great Lakes region throughout this century and will likely add to the number of harmful algal blooms and “dead zones” in Lake Erie, unless additional conservation actions are taken, according to a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

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MTU, MSU Get Grants To Study Extreme Weather’s Effects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is funding more than $1 million in research on extreme weather by scientists at Michigan Technological University and Michigan State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2012

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