Toxic tap water in Toledo was no surprise to researchers who monitor Lake Erie. The international community has been calling on Ohio and other Great Lake states to reduce the amount of phosphorus running off farms and from wastewater treatment plants into the lake. They're hopeful that now that call will be heard.
This year the amount of harmful algae forecast for Lake Erie is predicted to be less than previous years. But it's likely to still be significant, coating some parts of the western basin in toxic green slime. Under certain conditions, even moderate blooms can produce levels of harmful toxins that threaten drinking water across the basin.
Federal cuts are already projected to reduce Great Lakes cleanup funding by 25-percent and environmental groups worry that Congress could
Leaders in 70 cities around the Great Lakes region, including Erie, Pennsylvania, are concerned with a power company's plans to ship
Some people have been looking at our relationship with water from a completely different perspective.
Environmentalists have been concerned about bottled water. They say it wastes plastic and uses a lot of fuel to transport it.
Last week, Pennsylvania state officials recommended that people who live along a 70-mile stretch of the Monongahela River drink bottled w