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Freshwater Weekly: August 29th, 2019

Posted on August 30, 2019 by

August 29th, 2019 This week:  Johnson Controls Allocates $140 Million for PFAS Clean-Up + Lake Erie Flooding in the Chatham-Kent, Ontario Area + Five Tribes Consider Legal Options to Decommission Line 5 Johnson Controls Allocates $140 Million for PFAS Clean-Up Clean-up funds to address the pollution of groundwater from fire fighting foamsby Tyco Fire Products […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 2nd, 2019

Posted on August 2, 2019 by

This week:  Ohio Backslides with New Energy Law + How to Keep Safe as Lake Erie Toxic Algal Bloom Expands + Toxic Chemical Found in Bottled Water Supply + 103-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Superior    Ohio Backslides with New Energy Law Last week, Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine signed into law an energy bill that pushes Ohio […]

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Lake Erie – On the Topic of Algae Bloom

Posted on July 19, 2019 by

Press release: Environmental groups call for urgent action to protect Lake Erie following NOAA algae bloom forecast Environmental deference, Canadian Freshwater alliance, and Freshwater Future Canada. For immediate release: July 11, 2019 Toronto, Ont. – Environmental groups are calling the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) forecast of a significant algae bloom for Lake […]

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A Peek at the Canadian Plan to Clean Up Lake Erie

Posted on January 10, 2018 by

The governments of Canada and Ontario have just about finalized their Action Plan for Lake Erie—something our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada has said for years is needed to restore the health of Lake Erie and address toxic algal blooms. Is it exactly what we think is needed? No. But let’s start with the good. […]

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect The Great Lakes

Posted on January 1, 2018 by

Small actions can make a big difference! At Freshwater Future, we help thousands of communities around the Great Lakes protect their local waters so that, together, we can protect the whole of the Great Lakes. Individual actions are powerful, too! Here are five little things with big impact that you can do to help keep […]

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Freshwater Weekly 10/12/17

Posted on October 12, 2017 by

This week: focus on Lake Erie + help protect Michigan waters + more ways you can make a difference. LAKE ERIE ALGAE WATCH Unseasonably warm temperatures have sustained algal growth well beyond the typical summer season, and the bloom has inundated much of the shoreline of the western basin, impacting Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario—including Pelee […]

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A Tidal Wave of Support for Lake Erie

Posted on August 24, 2017 by

Monday, August 28 is the first ever #WeAreLakeErie Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  For the event, our sister organization Freshwater Future Canada, along with our friends Environmental Defence and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, will create an online wave of support for Lake Erie. People can join in by sharing their personal stories about the lake—like this one—on social media. Anyone […]

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Leading a Life Dependent on the Lake

Posted on August 24, 2017 by

When most people are just waking up for work, Todd Loop is already out on Lake Erie reeling in his first catch of the day. For the past 37 years, this has been a regular day for him. After graduating high school, Todd became a commercial fisherman and hasn’t looked back. Today, he is the […]

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