Tag Archives: drinking water

July 9th 2015

Little Traverse Bay Water Sees Reduction in Stormwater Impacts

Sediment and nutrients are picked up by stormwater and washed into Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Sedimentation inundates aquatic wildlife habitats and reduces the ecosystem’s productivity by blocking out sunlight, while excessive nutrient levels promote bacterial growth and can result in … Continue reading

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August 8th 2014

Weekly News Roundup: Harmful Algal Blooms and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lake conservation news: Efforts to address Toledo’s drinking water situation continue. The New York Times details some of the causes and history behind the harmful algal bloom outbreak. WKSU examines some … Continue reading

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May 4th 2010

If anyone knows the Clean Water Act, it is Rep. Oberstar

U.S. Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) has been Congressman for more than 40 years. During his expansive political career he has been a leader in helping to pass laws to protect the nation’s waterways. Recently, Rep. Oberstar introduced America’s Commitment to … Continue reading

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April 21st 2010

House Bill Would Bring Restoration and Economic Recovery to the Great Lakes

More than 66 percent of Great Lakes wetlands have been filled in or destroyed, Ohio has lost 90 percent of her wetlands, and wetlands provide an essential ingredient in clean water and great lakes restoration. Today, Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar … Continue reading

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December 16th 2009

US House Expected to Pass Jobs Bill Tonight: Promising News for Great Lakes Water Infrastructure

Tonight is the night that the US House intends to put people to work modernizing this nation’s water infrastructure. The jobs bill that is expected to pass tonight provides $1 billion for clean water and $1 billion for drinking water … Continue reading

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