In the absence of regulation, there’s a continued push for voluntary nutrient management among farmers in Ohio. GLN News Director Natasha Blakely learned more while on a fellowship with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. Read her reports.
Legacy cyanobacteria cells (also called bluegreen algae), which can produce the strain of microcystis responsible for microcystin toxins during late-summer as well as harmful algal blooms (HABS) in autumn on Lake Erie, may be helping jump-start the blooms or otherwise contribute to rapid development of blooms, without respect to current rain events or nutrient run-off from agricultural fields, according to a recently released study.
As the race to replace Michigan Governor Rick Snyder nears the finish line, candidates Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer are sharply divided on what to do about Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.