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.
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.
Initial tests show stinky muck that collected in 2011 along the Lake St. Clair seawalls of some homes in St. Clair Shores is 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.
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.
Biologically diverse streams are better at cleaning up pollutants than less rich waterways, and a University of Michigan ecologist says he has uncovered the long-sought mechanism that explains why this is so
Monday was a first for the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s Fall Tech Tour — a twofer. I hit two campuses in one day that are fairly close to each other, Saginaw Valley State […]
Plymouth-based Algal Scientific Corp. has won a Clean Energy Investment Award from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center and New York New Energy. Algal Scientific competed with its […]