Lake Erie

Rising water levels are making matters worse for a Great Lakes shorebird on the endangered species list.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says heavy rains this spring make it more likely western Lake Erie will see another significant algae bloom later this year. 

Environmental Law and Policy Center

A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather such as heat waves and drought.  

Karen Kasler

March 15 was the deadline for Governor Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine proposes spending nearly one billion dollars to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect the state's other waterways. 

University of Toledo

University of Toledo researchers say the grass carp was found in its larval form last summer in the Maumee River. 

The theme of Governor Mike DeWine’s first State of the State address was building for the future.

Supporters of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights approved by Lucas County voters on Tuesday will have to defend it in court.  

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced plans to increase funding to fight algae growth in Lake Erie in his upcoming state budget proposal.

A state panel is again delaying Ohio Governor John Kasich's plan to reduce the farm fertilizer runoff feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms. 

Lake Erie's algae bloom season is over for the year - and it wasn't as bad as scientists had expected.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has now spoken publicly about why he fired the Ohio Department of Agriculture director.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has fired state agriculture director Dave Daniels in a dispute over toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

A federal judge in Ohio has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take stronger action on Lake Erie's ongoing toxic algae problem. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

A new study from an environmental group shows traditional summer activities are threatened by climate change. 

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers say two new exotic zooplankton species have been found in Lake Erie.

The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot fatigue and his confusion over a plane's autopilot mode were among the causes of a 2016 crash into Lake Erie off Cleveland, killing all six central Ohioans onboard. 

Runoff Regulations For Farm Fertilizers Delayed

Jul 19, 2018

A panel largely appointed by Republican Governor John Kasich has delayed immediate action on his executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.  

Ohio Public Radio

Farmers are criticizing Ohio Governor John Kasich’s executive order to implement tougher regulations on farm fertilizer runoff.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers are forecasting a smaller algae bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this summer than last. 


The National Transportation Safety Board says the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland in 2016, killing all six central Ohioans onboard, issued multiple warnings about altitude. 

A new Ohio EPA report finds the phosphorous and nitrogen feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms have not clearly decreased over the past five years, despite recent voluntary efforts to reduce agriculture runoff and other sources.

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. EPA to get to work on stopping the growth of  future algae blooms in Lake Erie.  

Jo Ingles

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed the 2.6 billion dollar capital budget bill, which covers state spending on infrastructure, colleges and universities, and community projects for the coming two years.

The Ohio Environmental Protection said this week that for the first time it's declaring western Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae that has fouled drinking water in recent years.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it should not have approved Ohio's recommendation to not declare the western Lake Erie basin impaired by toxic algae. 

The State of Ohio has issued an updated plan to sharply reduce the phosphorous that feeds algae blooms in Lake Erie, but some environmental groups say it lacks direction about what to do next.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

An Associated Press investigation finds toxic algae blooms have become a serious hazard in all 50 states, making people sick, killing animals and harming the economy.

Researchers say the toxic algae on Lake Erie this year roughly matched the third-most severe bloom over the past 15 years.

Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive Grass Carp are spawning near the mouth of the Sandusky River, a Lake Erie tributary.