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Thick algal bloom forming in Sandusky Bay, moving into open water

Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay is already struggling with a species of toxin-producing algae, another sign that the rest of the lake’s western basin is likely ...
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Climate

It's raining and that can only mean one thing: The algae's coming

Western Lake Erie’s first algae forecast for 2019 was published Thursday, ironically hitting inboxes of northwest Ohio email accounts moments before the ...
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Toxics

Lake Erie, other environmental issues factor into Ohio governor's race

Ask either gubernatorial candidate about Lake Erie, and they use words common to members of either party: It's our crown jewel, our natural resource that must be protected.

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Climate

Acting U.S. EPA administrator wants to keep Great Lakes restoration program

The $300 million-a-year Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is one Obama-era program that will survive the Trump Administration if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, gets his way.

Water

US EPA accused of procedural 'sleight-of-hand' over western Lake Erie algae cleanup strategy

In the latest volley of a high-stakes lawsuit that could affect the future of western Lake Erie, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being accused of playing games.

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Toxics

Kucinich campaigns in Toledo with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Both men praised on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for suing St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. over cancer-causing PCBs.

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Climate

Running out of Lake Erie options, Ohio looks to get tougher on farmers

Running out of options on how to control toxic algae growth in Lake Erie, Ohio Governor Kasich pushes tougher regulations for farmers.

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Toxics

Toledo's Ottawa River could benefit from Ohio's lawsuit against Monsanto

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's ambitious lawsuit against St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. could have huge ramifications for Toledo's Ottawa River and dozens of other PCB-laden waterways across Ohio.

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Climate

Davis-Besse nuclear power plant to shut down permanently in 2020

For the first time, the operating end points for FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ottawa County; its Perry nuclear power plant east of Cleveland in Perry, Ohio, and its twin-reactor Beaver Valley nuclear power complex west of Pittsburgh in Shippingport, Pa., have been put in writing by a corporation subsidiary.

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Toxics

Great Lakes coalition warns federal funding cuts would have adverse economic, environmental impact

A major coalition of environmental groups is prepared to show how such draconian cuts could severely hurt public health and the economy — not just the environment.

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Energy

FirstEnergy executive: Davis-Besse plant headed for premature closure

Tom Henry reports on Ohio-based utility giant FirstEnergy's moves away from coal and nuclear.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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