Regional News

Toledo Blade (2/14) Ohio EPA agrees to TMDL

The state of Ohio appears ready to institute something environmental groups have been clamoring for since Toledo’s 2014 algae-driven water crisis: a Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, for western Lake Erie.

Chicago Tribune (11/14) Climate change intensifies Lake Erie’s toxic algae blooms

The shallowest Great Lake provides drinking water for more people than any other. Algae blooms are making it toxic — and it’s getting worse.

Ashtabula Star Beacon (10/22) Officials seek answers to persistent Lake Erie erosion
Since May of 2018 nearly 150 temporary permits, which can be granted under emergency scenarios, were granted, according to Deborah Beck, assistant chief with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management. (10/21)  Lake Erie forecast calls for more high water for the next six months

Lake Erie levels are on their seasonal decline. But our Great Lake still set its fifth consecutive monthly high water record in September.

FreshWater Cleveland (10/21 )Making Waves: A new Lake Erie water trail is in the works

Between the sunbathers dotting the beaches and the boats bobbing in the water, it’s clear Clevelanders know Lake Erie is the place to be on a warm summer day. Thanks to a new initiative working toward the creation of a Lake Erie water trail, that popularity probably will continue growing. (10/19) What’s in the water: Chemicals from personal care products found in lake

For years, scientists have known chemicals from pharmaceuticals and personal care products, like ibuprofen, DEET bug spray and many others, are reaching our water sources and even making it into everyday drinking water from the tap. (10/17) Cuyahoga County proposes transformative Lake Erie trail, from Bay Village to Euclid

Lake Erie is Cuyahoga County’s best asset. And Executive Armond Budish wants to create a transformative waterfront trail across the entire county, from Bay Village to Euclid.

The Toledo Blade: (10-05-19) Saving sturgeon: Zoo event releases hundreds into the Maumee River 

The Toledo Blade, Editorial Board(10-04-19) Something to show for it

Future Freshwater Weekly: (10-03-19) PFAS levels rise in Michigan drinking water from Lake Erie

The Toledo Blade: (10-02-19) Toledo officials spurred by prospect of more livestock farms 

Sandusky Register: (10-02-19) GSU nabs federal grant to track algal bloom toxins (10-02-19) Ohio cities want pig manure treated like human waste to protect Lake Erie from harmful algal blooms

Sandusky Register: (10-01-19) Algal bloom persists in Sandusky Bay (10-02-19) While Ohio analyzes state’s water for harmful chemicals, Cleveland already knows what’s in its supply — nothing

The Morning Journal: 10-01-19)  Once flammable Cuyahoga River to become state water trail (10-01-19)  Lake Erie receives $877,000 in federal grants to study harmful algal blooms, part of $10 million nationwide

Star Beacon: (09-30-19)  Lake Erie water levels receding, still above average

Fremont News-Messenger: (09-27-19)  Lake Erie water levels cause severe flooding, devastating erosion

The News-Herald: (09-27-19) After record-breaking summer, Lake Erie’s water levels remain high

Akron Beacon Journal: (09-26-19) Fifty years after fire, Cuyahoga River gets water trail designation

The Toledo Blade: (09-25-19) Judge: What is Ohio actually doing to help reduce Lake Erie’s algae burden? 

Great Lakes Now: (09-25-19) Clean Water Rule: Ohio U.S. Rep. challenges Trump on rollback while key Great Lakes legislators stay silent (09-24-19) Microplastics in the Great Lakes: Becoming benthic

Fremont News Messenger: (09-24-19) Great Lakes restoration bill passed by House committee

Great Lakes Now: (09-24-19) Understanding Algal Blooms: Conference reveals new projects, looks at Chesapeake Bay’s example

The Toledo Blade, Editorial Board: (09-24-19) Voters favoring direct action on Lake Erie

WTOL 11: (9-22-19) Leading Edge — Guests Jim Stouffer and Matt Fisher

Fremont News Messenger: (09-20-19) Record high Lake Erie water levels leave coastal damage in their wake

Toledo Blade: (09-20-19) ODNR chief lays out fight against algal blooms 

Kent State: (09-20-19) Kent State researchers develop new way to observe Lake Erie algal blooms

International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board:  (09-20-19) Outflow Remains at Seasonal Record High, Lake Ontario continues to decline

Morning Journal: (09-19-19) Lorain breakwater repair coming; lawmakers ponder Great Lakes spending

The Guardian: (09-19-19) Slimy lakes and dead dogs: climate crisis has brought the season of toxic algae

Healing Our Waters: (09-19-19) House Committee Votes to Boost Great Lakes Funding

The Toledo Blade: (09-19-19) Wetlands symposium under way at Maumee Bay State Park 

The Toledo Blade: (09-13-19) Summer winds bring worse algal bloom to northwest Ohio 

Great Lakes Now: (09-13-19) Voters on Pollution: New poll says northwest Ohio voters support CAFOs crackdown

The Plain Dealer: (09-12-19) Planned Lake Erie wind farm back on track after fee paid

Great Lakes Now: (09-12-19) Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

13abc: (09-11-19) Lake Erie is safe for swimmers at Maumee Bay State Park

Fremont News Messenger: (9-11-19) Marblehead Lighthouse tower closed for exterior renovations

National Wildlife Federation: (09-10-19) New Report Shows How States, Feds Can Confront PFAS Crisis.

Great Lakes Now: (09-10-19) See who is winning and losing from the record-high water levels around the lakes (Premiere – South Bass & Kelleys Island), Ships and Shipwrecks, Fire Fish and Food, Pipelines, Plastics and Parks

US Fish and Wildlife: (09-10-19) Black carp identification video that teaches viewers how to identify black carp using grass carp as a point of comparison

Rock The Lake: (09-09-19) Chagrin River wins $200,000 grant to stabilize banks

The Buffalo News: (09-09-19) Higgins pushes for experimental program to fight algae in Great Lakes

Sandusky Register: (09-06-19) Officials still focused on cleaning up Sandusky Bay (09-06-19) Algae is again fouling Lake Erie. Thanks a lot, Ohio.

The News-Herald: (09-06-19) Asian carp danger focus of roundtable discussion

Ohio Ag Net: (09-05-19) High Lake Erie water levels creating unique challenges for farmers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, News Release: (09-05-19) Great Lakes to continue high water level trend into the fall