Lake Erie

6:07am

Wed August 14, 2013
Environment

Floating USGS lab continues monitoring of Great Lakes

Sea lampery
Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission estimates that more than 40 million people in the U.S. and Canada depend on the Great Lakes for food, drinking water and recreation. A state-of-the-art research vessel, called the “Muskie,” is currently making its way through Lake Erie collecting data samples for the U.S. Geological Survey.

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10:03am

Wed July 3, 2013
Science

Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect water data

Instructions for "CrowdHydrology"
Ashley Hassett/Innovation Trail

Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.

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3:19pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Environment

Farm run-off is polluting Lake Erie, says new report

Map of Lake Erie
WBFO News file photo

A new report called Taken By Storm released by the National Wildlife Foundation is highlighting the issue of excessive fertilizer runoff into Lake Erie. The resulting algal blooms can seriously impact the health of those who rely on its water.

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