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TOLEDO, OHIO - AUGUST 4:  Horacio Romero of Toledo, Ohio looks at algae in Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio. Toledo, Ohio area residents were once again able to drink tap water after a two day ban due to algae related toxins.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Ohio Asks Neighboring States To Help Fight Lake Erie’s Algae

Authorities recently started talks with officials from Indiana, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada, about overall goals to reduce the algae linked to contaminated drinking water and dead zones where fish can’t survive.

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

TOLEDO, OHIO - AUGUST 4:  Carol Snyder of Northwood, Ohio collects water from Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio. Toledo, Ohio area residents were once again able to drink tap water after a two day ban due to algae related toxins.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US House Approves Bill To Step Up Fight Against Toxic Great Lakes Algae

The measure was inspired by an outbreak on Lake Erie last August that made public drinking water supplies unsafe for two days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

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Plan Targets Farmers In 3 States To Reduce Lake Erie Algae

Farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana are being asked to be part of the solution in fixing the algae problem in Lake Erie.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2015

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Water From Detroit Is Safe, No Need For Additional Testing, Says Spokesman

Detroit water officials say there are no concerns with the water that comes from Lake Huron.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2014

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Toledo Residents Rush To Michigan For Water, Ohio Gov. Declares State Of Emergency

Residents in Toledo are flocking to stores in Michigan in search of water after Ohio officials issued a “do not drink” warning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2014

Scientists Forecast Larger Lake Erie Algae Bloom

The algae produces liver and nerve toxins that can not only sicken people and kill pets and wildlife but also take a bite out of the lake’s annual $11.5 billion annual tourism industry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2013

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

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Tests: Muck On Lake St. Clair Seawalls Is Algae

Initial tests show stinky muck that collected in 2011 along the Lake St. Clair seawalls of some homes in St. Clair Shores is algae.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2012

Lake Erie (istockphoto)

Michigan, Ohio To Cooperate On Lake Erie Algae

Environmental regulators from Michigan and Ohio say they’ll work together on solutions to the growing problem of algae blooms in western Lake Erie.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2012

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Michigan Tech Research Institute Wins EPA Grant to Map Harmful Algal Blooms

The Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor has been named the recipient of a $281,612 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to map the location and extent of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2011

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