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Articles Tagged with ''algal blooms''

USDA to invest $45 million to protect Lake Champlain from farm runoff

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $45 million to protect soil and water quality from farm runoff entering Lake Champlain in Vermont over the next five years.
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Toledo's water commissioner resigns following toxins scare

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The commissioner of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant has been forced to resign, after toxins contaminated the city's water supply.
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USDA funds efforts to improve water quality in Lake Erie

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to support a range of projects.
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NOAA: Algae blooms in Lake Erie on the decline

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects significant algae bloom in the western part of Lake Erie this summer, but predicts lower levels than last year and a dramatic decline from the 2011 peak.
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Algal blooms expected to thrive this summer

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Experts claim that conditions will be perfect for the toxic microorganisms over the next few months.
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Report calls for stricter phosphorus pollution control at Lake Erie

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A U.S.-Canadian joint group has called for decisive measures to cut the phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie, warning of a serious problem with algae blooms putting water quality under threat.
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Toxic algae levels continue to rise in Kentucky lakes

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The concentration of toxic algae in some of Kentucky's lakes has increased dramatically, with levels standing 10 times higher than those that led to a public warning from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year.
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Scientist calls for water management regulation review

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Federal regulations on water management and water treatment should be reviewed and new policies implemented to provide full protection from pollutants and higher quality of water, according a leading U.S. specialist in algal blooms and cyanobacteria.
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