Category: Lake Erie Algae

Good news for our Great Lakes from the Ontario Government

Posted on February 20, 2015 by

The Great Lakes Protection Act was reintroduced at Queen’s Park this week. If passed, this new law would help to ensure the healthy future of our Great Lakes waters. Freshwater Future and our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada joins other conservation groups across Ontario in applauding the province for moving forward with this important legislation. […]

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Health of the Great Lakes is Key to the Economic Future of Ontario

Posted on October 13, 2014 by

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recently released her mandate letters to her Ministers, including one to Environment Minister Glen Murray.  The letter instructs the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on their priorities for the next four years.  Key amongst these is the development of a new long-term climate change strategy for Ontario.  Freshwater Future […]

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Groups Applaud Great Lakes Mayors’ Water Quality Summit and Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution to Great Lakes

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

Environmental and conservation groups are applauding mayors from around the region for convening a Great Lakes Water Quality Summit held today, September 24,  in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting, organized by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, comes on the heels of a number of drinking water bans impacting 500,000 Americans […]

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Great Lakes Week: Learn More About Algae Blooms

Posted on September 12, 2014 by

Interested in learning more about harmful algae blooms?  Then you’ll want to catch this special report produced and aired during Great Lakes Week.  And about 19 minutes in to it, see our Jill Ryan talk about our report, Clean, not Green: Tackling Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes, which recommends solutions to Lake Erie’s algae […]

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Great Lakes Week: Watch Live Now

Posted on September 10, 2014 by

Great Lakes Week and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition meeting is going on this week in Grand Rapids, Michigan…and Freshwater Future is there! Ten years ago, scientists were warning us that the most significant fresh water resource on the planet – our Great Lakes – was on the brink of a complete ecosystem breakdown.  […]

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Keeping Lake Erie alive: A four-point plan to tackle algae blooms

Posted on August 13, 2014 by

Freshwater Future Canada and Environmental Defence propose four-point plan to tackle algal blooms in Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. Pictures, as the old saying goes, speak a thousand words. A quick Google search of “Lake Erie pollution” yields an array of images that show with crystal clarity the problem of algae blooming in Lake […]

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