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Obama Asks $50M Cut In Great Lakes Restoration Effort

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 seeks a $50 million cut in a multi-year program to clean up the Great Lakes. The president’s spending plan released Monday requests $250 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, down from $300 million appropriated for this year.

02/02/2015

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Report Predicts Ever-Bigger Lake Erie Algae Blooms

It was the largest algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history. It sucked oxygen from the water, clogged boat motors and washed ashore in rotting masses that turned beachgoers’ stomachs.

04/01/2013

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Report: Excessive Nutrients Damaging Great Lakes

A U.S.-Canadian report says parts of the Great Lakes are suffering from excessive nutrients such as phosphorus, which promote growth of algae blooms that can damage ecosystems and human health.

03/09/2011