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Bloom and Bust By Mara Johnson-Groh – Hakai Magazine – September 6, 2017 In the real estate business, it’s all about location, location, location. Except when it’s about water quality. And as a new study shows, large algal outbreaks are … Continue reading

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All Hands Needed to Control Nutrient Pollution By Tom Damm – EPA’s Healthy Waters in the Mid-Atlantic – November 10, 2016 When a harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie contaminated the Toledo area water supply two years ago, my … Continue reading

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Tackling Harmful Algal Blooms By W. Russell Callender, Joel Beauvais, and Beth Kerttula – The White House – March 15, 2016 We all know that plants and algae are important—not only on land, but also in the water. They provide … Continue reading

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Algal Bloom May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s, Researchers Say By Sara Jerome – Water Online – February 10, 2016 Researchers say algae found in freshwater lakes and reservoirs may be linked to illnesses including Alzheimer’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Strategic Plan for Protecting Drinking Water from Harmful Algal Blooms By Joel Beauvais – EPA Connect – November 18, 2015 2015 brought a summer of green water, with many areas of the nation seeing a record year for … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I had the good fortune in late June to spend a week on Long Pond in Mt. Vernon, Maine. It is one of seven lakes that comprise the Belgrade Lakes Region in Maine. … Continue reading

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A Tool for Tribal Communities By Diane Simunek – EPA Blog: It All Starts with Science – November 14, 2014 The following story was shared at a recent workshop: On a warm summer morning an elder, his dog, and his grandson … Continue reading

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Restoring the Black Swamp to Save Lake Erie  By William J. Mitsch – Water Environment Federation Blog – September 4, 2014 The harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie for the past few years and the toxic algae that caused Toledo … Continue reading

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Restoring the Black Swamp to Save Lake Erie The esteemed Dr. William J. Mitsch has been invited to write a new blog for the Water Environment Federation. Here is the first entry: By William J. Mitsch – Water Environment Federation … Continue reading

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Helping Communities and Water Utilities Address Harmful Algal Blooms  By Darren Lytle, Health Mash, and Nick Dugan – EPA Blog – It All Starts with Science – September 4, 2014 Toxins from harmful algal and cyanobacterial blooms are increasingly contaminating many … Continue reading

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