A federal judge in Ohio says an environmental group pushing for mandatory regulations to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie can move forward with its lawsuit.
Researchers say the harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie this past summer was the fifth largest since they began ranking them going back to 2002.
In the mid-1800s, the Great Black Swamp was slowly drained as settlers dug drainage trenches and felled trees. The area is now largely farmland. But draining that swamp led to some unanticipated consequences.
The fourth annual event touched on a variety of resources, news, trends and possible solutions relating to Lake Erie’s toxic algae problem.