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Lake Erie algae bloom.  Photo by Peter Essick of National Geographic.

Lake Erie Needs a Pollution Diet

This is an OPED piece I wrote for the Bay Journal News Service which was published on 8/19/2014.  I have added photos and links.  Here's a link to the Downstream Project's Amy Matthews Amos blog about it. Surviving a heart attack is a huge wake up call that usually warrants a change of diet. Toledo, Ohio just survived a heart attack!! Their drinking water from Lake Erie became toxic because of a huge algae bloom. Algae blooms are caused by too much nitrogen and phosphorous in the water. It’s their wake up call and it’s time for a change of lifestyle. The algae that caused Toledo’s heart attack is naturally present in most … [Read More...]