Lake Erie water crisis reminds us of our fragile resource
bathe in and cook with the tap water that had been contaminated by the toxin microcystin, a byproduct of blooming algae in Lake Erie. Fertilizer runoff from farms, lawns and solid waste caused the bloom to develop – and many scientists warn that the ...
Chemicals at root of water woes
Ignoring the water problem in Lake Erie has finally come to fruition (“Clean up Lake ... Why does one family need 10 cases of bottled water, depriving many other families of just one case? Wasn’t it possible to buy a case, see how serious the problem ...
Lake Erie’s Water: Remediation and Toxic Algal Blooms
The Lake Erie bacteria are known to produce colorful ‘blooms’ or scum that resemble algae, which is why we call them algal blooms. Because all natural bodies of water contain a multitude of bacteria, many see the blooms as nature correcting itself.
Toxic blooms in western basin of Lake Erie a harbinger of scum to come: editorial
The enormity of what happened last weekend isn't the environmental catastrophe that poisoned the drinking water of nearly 500,000 residents in the western basin of Lake Erie. It is the fact ... toxic soup threatens to undo much of what has been achieved ...
Algae blooms in Lake Erie contaminate water in Ohio and Michigan
The water contamination was the result of algae blooms in Lake Erie, the area’s water source ... Some cyanobacteria can produce toxins, called cyanotoxins. Although many blooms contain non-toxic species of cyanobacteria, lab tests are needed to determine ...