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Great Lakes States Take Halting Steps Toward Water Protections

Governments in the nation’s most water-rich region are responding…

Lake Erie Toxic Algae Bloom Forecast Spikes

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After a slow start this spring, nutrient pollution accelerated over the past week in Lake Erie.

Toxic Algae Blooms Prompt Clean-Up Commitment from Great Lakes Governors

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State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.

U.S. EPA Avoids Stricter Water Pollution Standards for Gulf of Mexico

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Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution…

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…

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…

Tundra Trekking: A Tale of Rivers and Ravenous Thermokarst

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On the tundra, climate change is just one careless step away.…
The opening of the Morganza spillway resulted almost immediately in the flooding of farmland located within the floodway. Flooding of farmland caked in fertilizer is a threat to the Gulf of Mexico because it could increase the size of the dead-zone.

Agriculture and Sewage Dead Zone: Taking on Nutrient Pollution in the Mississippi River Watershed

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As the impact of agriculture on water quality intensifies around the globe, two lawsuits in the United States aim to reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico's ‘dead zone’ by setting limits on nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.
The opening of the Morganza spillway resulted almost immediately in the flooding of farmland located within the floodway. Flooding of farmland caked in fertilizer is a threat to the Gulf of Mexico because it could increase the size of the dead-zone.

The Stream, March 10: The Alberta Tar Sands

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Tar sands development in northern Alberta, Canada, causes water…