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Lake Erie

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Cooperation in Policymaking

Roger Germann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

The Great Lakes connect more than 40 million people who live in the region through shared coastlines and drinking water, a trillion-dollar economy, and governmental partnerships.

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.

Scientists: Weather Plays Big Role In Lake Erie 'Dead Zones'

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Reducing phosphorus levels in Lake Erie is a worthy goal but not necessarily a cure-all for one of the lake's biggest en...

Ohio Legislature Will Renew Attempt To Repair Lake Erie

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A plan to slow down some of what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will be back in front of state lawmakers early next year...

Lake Erie Becoming More Vulnerable To Bacteria Blooms, Study Says

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, sug...

End the Algae Assault: Great Lakes Mayors Should Push for Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Protection Rule

Henry Henderson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

It is amazing, spooky and utterly unacceptable for the citizens of a civilized nation to be deprived of safe and sufficient water because of pollution and inadequate infrastructure -- especially when they are perched at the edge of the Great Lakes.

The 'Perfect Storm' Behind Toledo's Toxic Tap Water

Terrance Heath | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Toledo's water crisis is over, for now, but the "perfect storm" that created it rages on.

Katherine Boehrer

Can We Prevent Another Toledo Water Crisis?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

Half a million residents of the Toledo, Ohio area were forced to live without tap water this past weekend after tests revealed the presence of a dange...

Disturbing Photos Show Why Algae Blooms Are A Growing Global Threat

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

When more than 400,000 people were left without safe drinking water in Ohio and Michigan this past weekend, Lake Erie's troubling algae blooms receive...

Tainted Ohio Water Coming Under Increased Scrutiny

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The threat of toxins contaminating water supplies along western Lake Erie is far from over even after Ohio's fourth-largest city...

Toledo's Troubles: Vivid Example of Why We Need to Act on Climate and Clean Water

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The troubles in Toledo this weekend might seem the stuff of science fiction, but the truth is that a major American city, perched along the Great Lakes just went three days without drinking water after pollution poisoned their supply.

I'm With Stupid: Watch Where You're Aiming That Thing

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Everyone knows that one of the best things about being a guy is the ability to pee standing up just about anywhere. It's kind of like a superpower, an...

2 Still Missing After Boat Sinks In Lake Erie

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for the remaining two boaters missing after a fishing trip on Lake Erie. The b...

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

Enemy at the Gates: Asian Carp Breeding in Great Lakes Watershed

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthFifty years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imported a species of Asian carp to Arkansas as part of an initiative to c...

Great Fish, Great Lakes: Celebrating National Seafood Month

Roger Germann | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

Sometimes, when we talk about sustainable seafood at Shedd, people wonder why we include the Great Lakes. After all, when people think about seafood, images of fishing boats along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts often come to mind.

27 Reasons The Great Lakes Are Truly Greatest

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel

Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. To some, those names might not mean much. What's a lake when you have the ocean, someone from Califo...

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

Going on Vacation With Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you care about the places you visit this summer, then come back from vacation ready to demand climate action.

Enthusiasts Unearth Oldest Commercial Shipwreck In Great Lakes History

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

What do you get when you combine a limestone-filled schooner, almost 300 feet of water and an underwater remote operated vehicle? Nothing less than th...

Blowing -- or Dangling -- in the Lake Erie Wind

Carl Pope | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Can we still do something as big as create a 21st-century clean power economy?

America's Best Theme Parks

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whizzing around on a roller coaster, splashing down a rushing water slide, noshing on cotton candy and hot dogs -- the theme park might be as quintess...

Why Is Lake Erie Under Attack?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Lake Erie is under attack from noxious algae blooms, and the problem only looks likely to get wor...

Tens Of Thousands Of Dead Fish, Birds Wash Up On Lake Erie Shores

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

Well, it certainly is eerie. Tens of thousands of dead fish, along with dead seagulls, washed up on the shores of Lake Erie on Wednesday afternoon...