According to a recent study by the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, the tributaries of Geneva Lake are responsible for bringing much of the phosphorus and other pollutants into Geneva Lake.
Volunteers monitored waterways in Jiangsu over 15 months, sending the results to three levels of government. Researchers say it led to an average 19 per cent reduction in the concentration of pollutants.
In less than two weeks, Olympic swimmers will dive into Tokyo Bay to compete in the triathlon. For residents who live near the shore, that's an unappealing thought because, despite months of efforts to clean up the water, the bay stinks.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a smaller-than-average bloom, but size doesn't indicate toxicity. The bloom will peak later this month in the western basin of Lake Erie.