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Federal money begins flowing to Lake Erie for projects with an eye on future climate impacts

NOAA’s Climate-Ready Coasts grants under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act will support initiatives like shoreline restoration and plastic cleanup.

Microplastics in Lake Erie highlight growing concern over potential health effects
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Microplastics in Lake Erie highlight growing concern over potential health effects

Microplastics are getting renewed attention amid broader concerns about potential health effects and and a hydro-fracking boom in the Midwest.
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Lake Erie's toxic cyanobacterial bloom lasted an unusually long time this year

The toxic cyanobacterial bloom that’s become a yearly problem in Lake Erie’s western basin was relatively small this year. But the bloom has lasted an unusually long time. It didn't start to break up until recently.
Remedies for harmful algal blooms are available in law and practice

Remedies for harmful algal blooms are available in law and practice

They are expensive, in many cases experimental, and take a long time to work.
Remedies for harmful algal blooms are available in law and practice

Remedies for harmful algal blooms are available in law and practice

They are expensive, in many cases experimental, and take a long time to work.
Lake Erie’s failed algae strategy hurts poor communities the most

Lake Erie’s failed algae strategy hurts poor communities the most

Algae blooms are hiking the cost of water for people already struggling to pay their bills.
“A permanent reactor": Fracking's radioactive health threat to Ohio will last 1,600 years without action

“A permanent reactor": Fracking's radioactive health threat to Ohio will last 1,600 years without action

Industry, with help from the state, has chosen to downplay or ignore risks to both workers in the fracking industry and locals who live near oil and gas sites, treatment plants, and sewage systems.

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