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Why Has Phosphorus Pollution Increased In Lake Pepin?

Unprecedented algae blooms have been recorded in lakes in the upper Midwest in recent years, impacting the quality of the water, threatening fish and affecting recreational activities.
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Researchers examine what feeds Florida red tide

A major study that brings together five years' worth of research on Florida red tides shows that the organism that causes the phenomenon has more flexible biology than previously understood.
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to toxic algae blooms, study suggests

Attention has been focused on water quality in Lake Erie since early August, when algal toxins from the lake got into the water supply for Toledo, Ohio.
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Grant funds research into water quality in Great Lakes

A federal grant has been awarded to researchers at the University of Michigan to develop tools for predicting water quality and forecasting harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.
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USDA to invest $45 million to protect Lake Champlain from farm runoff

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

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

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

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

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

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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