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Lake Erie

U.S. Coast Guard (File)

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Fishermen Near Put-In-Bay

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for at least three fishermen who went missing on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay.

WWJ Newsradio 950–5 hours ago

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

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway (Credit: fws.gov)

Officials Plan More Cooperation On Conservation

Those involved said the land will be managed with the “spirit and intent” of a 2001 agreementthat led to the creation of the International Wildlife Refuge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2013

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Search Called Off For Man Who Jumped In To Rescue Boy

Authorities have suspended their search in Lake Erie for a Waterford Twp. man who disappeared after jumping in to save an 8-year-old boy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2013

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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

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Experts To Discuss Low Great Lakes Water Levels

Federal experts will discuss the causes and potential consequences of low Great Lakes water levels during a Thursday seminar in Ann Arbor that also will be broadcast on the Web.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2013

Coast Guard personnel depart on a search and rescue mission.  File (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Bodies Of Missing Fishermen Pulled From Lake Erie

The U.S. Coast Guard said the bodies of two men who went missing while fishing in Monroe County have been pulled from Lake Erie.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2013

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Report: Asian Carp May Have Reached Great Lakes

Officials say some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2013

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Great Lakes Levels Below Normal Next 6 Months

Water levels across most of the Great Lakes are likely to remain well below average for the next six months, posing continued hardships for commercial vessels and tourist towns that cater to recreational boaters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

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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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