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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Despite recent improvements, the U.S. and Canada have a long way to go toward ridding the Great Lakes of pollution that endangers human health and the environment, an advisory agency said Tuesday.
Inadequately treated sewage, industrial chemicals and farm runoff are still flowing into the five lakes that provide drinking water for about 40 million...
Manure Farmers still at it – when it rains, it pours! Heavy summer and fall rains and heavy winter snows often mean that those carefully-crafted Nutrient Management Plans go out the window, along with those abundantly-researched, tightly-controlled, optimal application methods. Cows and pigs poop 24/7/365, manure cesspits and stockpiles fill up, and it all has to go somewhere. That’s what...Read More
Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat—unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it.
Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt lightheaded, nauseous. By the next morning he was too dizzy to stand, his overheated...Read More
OREGON, OH (WTOL) -
Oregon City Council is drawing a line in the sand.
They unanimously approved a resolution Monday, demanding more oversight of the manure runoff that's impacting our water.
Sandy Bihn said the clock has run out on improving the condition of Lake Erie.
“We can't expect the lake to get bluer, not greener every year," said Bihn.
Bihn is on Oregon...Read More
NOAA Lake Erie Bulletin: 2017 Bloom Analysis[caption id="attachment_2416" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin
7 November 2017, Bulletin 35, Seasonal Assessment[/caption]
The toxic algae that spread across Lake Erie this summer roughly matched its third-most severe...Read More
Stench Alert – October 22, 2017Read More
Stench Alert – October 20, 2017
Follow the smelly trail … traces of liquid manure, south side of Lawrence Rd. east of Posey Lake Hwy.
Still on Lawrence Rd., ponded liquid manure, smell getting worse towards Posey Lake Hwy. Where is it coming from?
Briskey dragline liquid manure application from dump box, Beecher Rd. just west of US 127.
Close-up, same application. On October 21, 2017, they came back and made another dragline liquid manure operation on the same field.