Tag Archive: LAKE ERIE

Jun 20

A bird lover’s paradise

A bird lover’s paradise: The western basin of Lake Erie is for the birds! Over 250 species are recorded in the basin each year. Mark Shieldcastle of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory says the area has… Shieldcastle: “…Probably one of the largest concentrations of migrating songbirds found anywhere on the continent.” And at certain times …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/creature-features/a-bird-lovers-paradise/

Sep 12

Lake Erie’s Got the Algal Bloom Blues

This Great Lake has a problem that’s blooming out of control. Jam on this: Lake Erie touches upon Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada, and provides drinking water to more than 11 million people. But phosphorus from fertilizer and sewage has increased cyanobacteria in the lake. Often called blue-green algae, it can produce toxic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/lake-erie-algal-blooms/

Jul 31

Get the Scoop on Too Much Poop

Cow manure in our water is a growing concern. . . Learn more: Farmers that raise livestock end up with a lot of manure, which they often spread on their fields as fertilizer. But in some cases, there’s just too much manure. “There’s so much built up on the ground that it runs off the surface, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/get-the-scoop-on-too-much-poop/

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