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Michigan bans spreading manure on croplands in winter months-
Michigan EGLE said the ban is intended to prevent manure from flowing into waterways. Manure is a leading polluter of the Great Lakes, inland lakes and streams.00
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Grants seek market-based reductions of Great Lakes pollution-
Federal grants totaling more than $1.8 million are being awarded for projects using market-based approaches to reduce algal bloom-causing nutrient pollution in the Great Lakes.
Water sensors, data collaboration make Great Lakes smarter-
Communities relying on Lake Erie for water could get an early warning of incoming algal blooms with technology currently in development.
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Federal Hands: The future of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights rests in federal court-
Organizers say no matter what the result, it’s a win for the lake.
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Environmentalists: Lake Erie won’t recover without new rules-
Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency announced recently it will establish what’s known as a “total maximum daily load” limiting the phosphorus allowed to flow into the lake.
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Fighting polarization in algal bloom controversy-
Researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research surveyed 1,000 Ohioans to gauge support of strategies to prevent western Lake Erie algal blooms.
Ohio wants to put Lake Erie on a new, strict pollution diet-
The state plans to establish tougher regulations on runoff that’s feeding the outbreaks by limiting how much of the pollution is allowed to flow into the lake’s western end, Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency said.
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Lake Erie Algae: 2019 was bad but could have been worse-
How did the bloom affect fishing and tourism, what is being done, and what can be done about it?
Governor: Ohio plan to clean Lake Erie will work, take time-
Ohio’s new strategy to combat the toxic algae plaguing Lake Erie will focus on reducing agriculture runoff that feeds the yearly outbreaks by offering farmers financial incentives to change their practices, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.