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City’s Bid to Pump Great Lakes Water Could Be a Precedent Setter

Under the complex laws governing Great Lakes water, Pennsylvania will have veto power over whether a Wisconsin city can pull its drinking water from Lake Michigan.

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New Regulations Target Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

New limits on phosphorus runoff could help reduce toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Harmful Algae Blooms Start in Lake Erie; Bad Year Predicted for Western Basin

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and research partners predict a significant harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie this year.  The blooms occur when algae that are normally present grow like crazy. The good news is that it’s not expected to be as bad as the massive 2011 bloom, which covered about 2,000 square miles or one-sixth of the lake by the time it peaked that October.

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Great Lakes Ballast Rules Meant to Prevent Invasives

Pennsylvania and New York are among the Great Lakes states that will have to decide soon about how to handle ballast from ships that ente

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Budget Deal Slashes State Funding for Environmental Protection, Takes Wolves Off Endangered Species List

The 2010 budget hashed out by Congress and President Obama last week drastically cuts state and local funding for clean air and water and

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The Allegheny Front for The Week of February 9, 2011

Listen to the Entire Show: Winter Markets Blossom In Region; USDA Grants Biotech a Big Win; Shade-Grown "Chocolate Tree" Sequen

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The Allegheny Front for the Week of August 3, 2005

This week on The Allegheny Front: how permanent is the new energy bill banning drilling for oil and gas in the great lakes?

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States Lose Another Round in Carp Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled against Pennsylvania and the other four states suing to close the Chicago locks to stop the spread of Asian Car

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Great Lakes Cities Worry About Radioactive Shipment

Leaders in 70 cities around the Great Lakes region, including Erie, Pennsylvania, are concerned with a power company's plans to ship

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The Science of Locating Carp

A federal judge is expected to rule within the next few weeks whether to close Chicago's shipping locks to prevent the spread of inv

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