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A study by Ohio State University researchers shows algae blooms lower the values of homes on waterways surrounding them.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to prevent the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes.

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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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.

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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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President Trump's budget proposal eliminates a Great Lakes cleanup program.

The Trump administration wants state and local governments to pay for programs that cleanup polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes.

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. 

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Ohio environmental regulators have won another court ruling in a long-running dispute over dredging Cleveland's harbor.

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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The National Park Service says a Lake Erie island landmark monument will be closed for repairs this summer.

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The International Joint Commission is calling on the U.S. and Canada to take action against micro-plastics in the Great Lakes.

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The Cuayhoga County coroner has identified the recovered remains of three of the six central Ohioans killed when a plane piloted by a Columbus businessman apparently crashed over Lake Erie last month.

A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report on last month's apparent crash of a plane carrying six central Ohioans in Cleveland does not reveal a possible cause. 

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Some members of Ohio's Congressional delegation are asking the incoming Trump administration to maintain efforts to improve Lake Erie.

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Officials say DNA matches have been developed for three of the six people aboard a plane that is believed to have crashed into Lake Erie last month after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.

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Cleveland search crews have recovered more human remains from the wreckage of a corporate jet carrying six central Ohioans that crashed shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport two weeks ago.

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Another piece of a missing aircraft is being added to dozens of others. 

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Cleveland authorities have confirmed remains found in a seat of a plane that vanished from radar after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport on December 29  are human. 

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Crews searching Lake Erie have found what may be human remains on a seat from a plane that was carrying six people when it disappeared near Cleveland over a week ago. 

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Plastics account for approximately 80 percent of the litter on the shorelines of the Great Lakes, according to a new study by the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Officials say Saturday's weather and water conditions did not allow for recovery efforts to begin for a small plane carrying six people that disappeared over Lake Erie late Thursday after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a plane carrying six people that rapidly lost altitude after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland and vanished from radar 2 miles over Lake Erie late Thursday.

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

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.

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A large mass of toxic sediment at the bottom of Lake Erie could threaten the Cleveland area’s drinking water supply.

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.

Ohio's environmental regulators are unlikely to allow a federal agency to begin dumping sediment from Cleveland's shipping channels into Lake Erie. 

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