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Algae Blooms

Environmental groups have filed another lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over its decision not to declare the western Lake Erie basin impaired by toxic algae.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law legislation consolidating oversight of the work being done to reduce the phosphorous feeding harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will consolidate state oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn't overlapping.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at two Buckeye Lake beaches because of high toxic algae levels.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Erie water levels are nine inches above normal, their highest level since 1998.

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A new study claims to have found one reason why a Lake Erie algae bloom caused Toledo's water crisis in 2014. 

The U.S. EPA says it won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by algae blooms.

Environmental advocates have filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over whether enough is being done to address toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

The first algae forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicates a slightly greater risk for blooms to form in Lake Erie this year as compared with last year. 

Several environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. EPA for failing to adequately protect Lake Erie from toxic algae blooms.

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Ohio agencies will spend the next year examining hotspots contributing to Lake Erie's algae blooms and developing a monitoring network.

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State lawmakers are considering leglislation consolidating oversight of efforts to battle toxic algae in Lake Erie.

A voluntary program that trains agricultural retailers how to reduce farm runoff that feeds harmful algae is being expanded across all of Ohio.

University and government researchers are predicting the toxic algae bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie this summer will be considerably smaller than in recent years.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at Buckeye Lake boat ramps after tests conducted last week show high levels of algae toxins in the water.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says toxic algae blooms at Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio are getting better.

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Ohio's plan to fight the phosphorous runoff feeding toxic algae blooms in western Lake Erie leans heavily on programs established in the last few years.

In 2015 Ohio, Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario pledged to seek a 40 percent reduction in phosphorous runoff into Lake Erie within a decade.

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Help is now available for farmers who need a hand cutting down on nutrients that run off of their land and into Lake Erie, which can create harmful algae. 

Business, government and environmental activists are asking authorities to take more steps to protect the health of Lake Erie. Jim Letizia reports.  

A new Illinois State University report says temperatures in the world's lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere - which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones.

Scientists say an algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this past summer was the largest on record and produced a thick scum about the size of New York City. 

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The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department says toxic algae blooms have been found in the ponds at Krumm and Schiller Parks.

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Columbus Public Utilities officials say water tests detected three different algae toxins at the Dublin Road water treatment plant.

Wind patterns are helping spread toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Columbus city officials say treatments for algae blooms in the Scioto River have caused foul-smelling drinking water in the Hilliard area.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers say Lake Erie could see one of the most severe outbreaks of toxic algae blooms this summer.

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Some residents on Columbus' north side are complaining about foul smelling and tasting tap water.

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The central Ohio lake where a faulty dam and lowered water levels are already biting into the summer economy now has another problem: algae blooms. 

The Ohio House and Senate have approved a measure aimed at reducing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other waterways.

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