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Tackling Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms

US and Canada working together to reduce summer phosphorous levels in the smallest Great Lake

As summer gets into full swing, the people of Toledo, Ohio, begin what has become a disturbing annual ritual —- the wait for a toxic algae bloom to erupt across Lake Erie. This year, however, the anticipation may be mixed with hope,…
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by: Sally Barber – June 13, 2016

Agriculture’s Wild Ways

Five year study explores use of wildflowers to attract native bees to farms

While much of the modern world seeks to solve problems the high tech way, a group of agricultural researchers is tapping into an age-old natural technique for stabilizing food production: attracting wild bees. Fifteen institutions, 50 scientists and 100 farm fields are…
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by: Sally Barber – March 3, 2016


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