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Drinking Water News Roundup: Toxic algae blooms in Indiana, First Nations $8B settlement, Wisconsin lead pipe replacement funding-
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Environmental group says Gov. Whitmer’s plan to reduce harmful algal blooms ‘won’t work’-
An environmental group says a Michigan plan to reduce nutrient pollution of Lake Erie is “lackluster” and “won’t work.”
Scientists look for clues to Lake Superior algae blooms-
More than 10 years ago, the discovery of cyanobacteria along Park Point in Duluth — in notoriously cold and stormy Lake Superior — would have been unheard of.
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Lake Superior Summer: Blue-green algal blooms come to a lake once believed immune-
As the deepest and most northern of the Great Lakes, Superior was once thought immune to algal blooms, which is why it was such a shock when the first report of blue-green algae came in 2012.
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Great Lakes in Peril: Invasives, pollution, climate change-
The Great Lakes in Peril: Invasives, Pollution, and Climate Change is a production of The Environment Report. Listen to the full documentary on Michigan Radio’s website.
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Great Lakes algae threatens air quality-
There is evidence that suggests harmful toxins and algae itself are found in the air. But scientists are unsure how much toxin is in the air, how weather or water quality affect it, or what human health effects it could cause.
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Researchers find relationship between invasive zebra mussels, toxic algae-
Researchers found the presence of zebra mussels led to an increase in a type of bacteria called Microcystis that produces the algae.
Ohio expands farmer incentive program to clean up Lake Erie-
Farmers in 10 more northern Ohio counties will be eligible to receive financial incentives for using new agriculture practices that improve water quality in Lake Erie.
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Good News for Lake Erie: 2021 algal bloom severity forecast is a low 3-
But researchers caution that this year’s low rains are to thank for that.
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Marine Blooms of Harmful Algae Increasing in Europe, Much of the Americas-
The study did not investigate freshwater harmful algal blooms, which are also assumed to be increasing globally because of more nutrients in lakes and rivers and warmer water temperatures.