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A Discussion With Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission

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Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the IJC, talks with Circle of Blue last month in Chicago about some of the most pressing issues in the Great Lakes region.

Infographic: Ohio Passes Farm Regulations to Stop Lake Erie Toxic Algae

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Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.

Asian Carp Swarm South of Chicago As Consensus on Permanent Solution Eludes Nation

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New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term…

Great Lakes Toxic Algae Prompts Big Investment and Rare Political Agreement

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After last summer's toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

One Year After West Virginia Chemical Spill, U.S. Drinking Water Protections Still Fall Short

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Vulnerabilities, exposed by the spill and incidents in North…

Great Lakes Mayors Ask State and Federal Governments to Step Up On Algae

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Drinking water summit focuses on Toledo water crisis. Photo…

World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway. Photo…

Celebrating with a Blue Streak

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A new member of the Circle of Blue team introduces herself. If…

Lake Erie Algae Bloom Hits Pelee Island, Moves Toward Sandusky

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Lake Erie algae alive and well. Photo courtesy T. Archer /…

Seven Ohio Drinking Water Sources Don't Meet State Water Quality Standards for Toxic Algae

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Lack of testing requirements inhibits more thorough review of…

Lake Erie Algae Blooms Prompt New International Targets for Phosphorus

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Current targets not enough to stop algal toxins. Image…

Toledo Issues Emergency 'Do Not Drink Water' Warning to Residents

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Algae toxins poison Lake Erie; 400,000 people without water. Photo…