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Agal Bloom in Lake Erie
   - Agal Bloom Growing in Lake Erie | WTOL - 7/19/2019
   - UToledo Developes Drone Capable of Trackiing Algal Bloom | WTOL - 7/19/2019

Sensors for Lake Erie Get Tuneup for Algal Bloom Season   
   - Large Harmful Algal Bloom Expected on Lake Erie this Summer | WTVG - 5/31/2019
   - Algal Bloom Sensors Readied at UToledo Lake Erie Center | WTOL - 5/31/2019
   - Scientists, Water Treatment Plant Managers Prep Sensors for Lake Erie Algal Bloom Season | WNWO - 5/31/2019
   - Sensors for Lake Erie Early-Warning Buoy Network to Get Tuneup for Algal Bloom Season | UT News - 5/28/2019

Boat Tour Highlights Watershed Projects
  - Boat Tour Highlights Projects to Clean Up Waterways | WTVG - 5/28/2019

Water Research at The University of Toledo
  - Jason Huntley's research lab recently made major progress in his mission to create a biofilter that uses naturally occurring Lake Erie bacteria to remove microcysitn released by harmful algal blooms from drinking water, reducing or eliminating the use of chlorine and other chemicals | 04/15/2019

UT Researchers Capture First Newly Hatched Invasive Grass Carp Within Great Lakes Watershed
  - UToledo Researches Capture First Newly Hatched Invasive Grass Carp Within Great Lakes Watershed | UT News -

Researchers and Plant Operators Tune Up Equipment for HAB Season
   - Scientists Prepare Lake Erie Algae Monitoring Equipment at UToledo Lake Erie Center | WTVG - 3/6/2019
   - Scientists Tune Up Lake Erie's Alarm System for Toxic Algae Blooms | Toledo Blade - 3/4/2019
   - Water Treatment Plant Operators at UToledo Lake Erie Center to Test, Calibrate Water Quality
      Monitoring Device
 | WTOL - 2/26/2019

UT Researchers Develop Technology to Naturally Reduce Algal Toxins in Lake Erie
   - Scientists Advance New Technology to Protect Drinking Water from Lake Erie Algal Toxins | Phys.Org - 2/11/2019
   - Scientists Advance New Technology to Protect Drinking Water from Lake Erie Algal Toxins
| ScienceDaily - 2/11/2019
   - UT Scientists Make Significant Progress in Fight Against Lake Erie Algal Bloom
| WNWO - 2/12/2019
   - UT Researchers Develop Technology to Naturally Reduce Microcystin Toxicity
| WTOL - 2/12/2019
   - UT Scientists Advance New Technology to Protect Drinking Water from Lake Erie Algal Toxins
| UT News - 2/11/2019

Michigan Researcher to Speak at Lake Erie Center | UT News - 11/8/2018

State Honors UT Algae Expert for Leadership of Ohio HAB Research Initiative
   - State Honors UT Algae Expert for Leadership of Ohio Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative
| UT News - 10/22/2018
   - State Honors UT Algae Expert | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 10/22/2018
   - UT Professor Honored by State for Algae Research | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 10/22/2018
   - UT Algae Expert Honored by State | WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate - 10/22/2018

UT Algal Bloom Expert Discusses Health of Lake Erie | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 10/19/2018

Hundreds Cheer as Sturgeon Return to Maumee River | The Blade - 10/06/2018

Toledo Officials: Algae Bloom Over for Now | The Blade | 10/04/2018

UT Algae Expert Looks Back on '18 Algal Bloom Season | WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate - 10/02/2018

Annual Boat Cruise Teaches Passengers About Toledo's Water Quality | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 08/06/2018

Mayor Touts Water Plant, Blames Lawmakers for Lake Erie Algae Woes | The Blade - 7/17/2018

Tom Bridgeman Discuss Algal Bloom Forecast | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 7/18/2018

Algal Bloom Found Early in Lake Erie
   - Large Algal Bloom Found Early | WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate - 7/5/2018
   - Algae Bloom Taking Shape on Lake Erie | WBFO 88.7 Buffalo's NPR News Station - 7/5/2018
   - Mini Algae Blooms Arrive Earlier, Larger Than Normal as Lake Erie Temps Touch 80 Degrees | clevescene.com - 7/3/2018

Bacteria Again Foul Western Lake Erie Beaches | The Blade - 06/21/2018

Toledo's Harmful Algal Bloom Season Comes to End | The Blade - 10/23/2017

UT Researchers Declare End of Harmful Algal Bloom Season | WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate - 10/24/2017

Mayor Confirms the End to Harmful Algal Bloom Season |  WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 10/24/2017

UT Scientist to Discuss Importance of Rivers for Lake Erie Fish Oct. 19 | UT News - 10/17/2017

Rain to Flush Algae, But Old Problems Remain | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 10/12/2017

Algae in Maumee River Yet Another Wakeup Call for Toledo | The Blade - 10/12/2017

Dr. Tom Bridgeman Updates on the Algal Bloom in the Maumee River | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 10/9/2017

UT Environmental Law Expert Ken Kilbert Discusses Lake Erie Water Quality Issues | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 10/9/2017

Great Lakes Water Conference - November 6, 2017 at UT College of Law
     - Lake Erie Water Takes Center Stage at UT | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate
     - UT Law School Hosts Great Lakes Water Conference | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate
     - Great Lakes Conference Discusses Lake Erie Impairment | Toledo Blade

Lake Erie Center Finds Evidence of Grass Carp Spawning in Maumee River | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 10/4/2017

UT Research Discovers First Grass Carp Eggs in Maumee River | UT News - 10/3/2017

UT Water and Health Experts Weigh in on Toledo Water Quality
     - WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - Toledo, OH 9/29/17
     - WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - Toledo, OH 9/29/17     
     - WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate - Toledo, OH 9/29/17

Toledo Mayor says Drinking Water is Safe Despite Algae Bloom | Toledo Blade - 9/28/17

Dr. Ken Kilbert Discusses "Impaired" Status for Lake Erie | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 9/28/2017

Algae Bloom Stretches to Canada but Toledo Water Safe to Drink | Toledo Blade - 9/27/2017

Algae Research in the Maumee River | WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate - 9/25/2017

Algae Research in the Maumee River | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 9/25/2017

Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Brings Green Scum Water | MLive - 9/22/2017

Experts Work to Understand Harmful Algae | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 09/15/17

Dr. Glenn Lipscomb on Water Purification | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 9/15/2017

UT Receives $2.4 Million for Algae Fuel Research | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 09/12/17

Grass Carp Egg Discovery Could Be Bad News for Ohio's Wetlands | WKSU - 9/12/17

Nearly $2.4 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Help UT Researcher Turn Algae into Fuel Source | UT News - 9/12/17

UT's New Drinking Water Research Lab | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 9/13/2017

UT Debuts New Drinking Water Research Lab | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 9/13/2017

UT's New Drinking Water Research Lab | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 09/06/17

Ribbon Cutting Sept. 5 to Celebrate New Drinking Water Research Lab | UT News - 9/5/17

UT's New Lab Promises Quicker, More Accurate Water Testing | Toledo Blade - 9/4/17

UT's New Drinking Water Research Lab Allows Cities to Test Safety of Public Water Supply | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 09/04/17

Biologists Swarm Sandusky River in Search of Grass Carp Invaders | Toledo Blade - 09/03/17

Dr. Christine Mayer on Lake Erie Fish Decline | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 8/28/2017

UT to Participate in Multi-Agency Action Targeting Grass Carp in Sandusky River | UT News - 8/28/17

Study Focuses on Impact of Algal Blooms on Turtles | Toledo Blade - 8/26/2017

UT Researchers Looking at 2017 Algae Bloom | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 08/23/17

Tom Bridgeman Talks Algae | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 08/15/17

Scientist Trying to Revive Sturgeon Receives Fellowship| Sandusky Register - 08/08/2017

UT Student Studying Sturgeon Selected for National Fellowship | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate - 8/8/2017

UT Grad Student Selected as Finalist for National Fellowship from Sea Grant | UT News - 8/7/2017

Tom Bridgeman on No Swimming at Maumee Bay | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - 8/7/2017

Toledo Researchers Look into Impact of Toxic Algae | Toledo Blade - 8/6/2017

UT Professor Discusses Algae - WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate | 7/13/17

Researchers Pull Samples to Combat Toxic Summer Algae Blooms | Toledo Blade - 7/12/2017

Harmful Algal Bloom Report Released | WTVG 13 ABC Affiliate, published 7/11/17

Ohio HAB Research Highlights UT Water Quality Research | WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate. published 7/11/17

University of Toledo Research Included in 2017 Ohio Algal Bloom Report | WNWO 24 NBC Affiliate, published 7/11/17

2017 Report for Ohio's Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Highlights UT Water Quality Research
     - Ohio Sea Grant Press Release
, Columbus, OH 7/11/17
     - Harmful Algal Bloom Research initiative Year 2 Project Update,
Ohio Sea Grant, 7/11/17

UT Develops Test to Identify Algal Toxin Exposure
     - WTOL 11 CBS Affiliate - Toledo, OH 7/5/17
     - WSYX 6 ABC Affiliate - Columbus, OH 7/5/17
     - WJW 8 FOX Affiliate - Cleveland, OH 7/5/17
     - WHIO TV 7 CBS Affiliate - Dayton, OH 7/5/17

Dr. Tom Bridgeman Gives Outlook on Summer Algae Blooms | WTOL 11 CBS 6/28/17

Early Data Say Algae on Lake Will be Large | Toledo Blade, published 6/27/2017

Large Algal Bloom Expected on Lake Erie This Summer | WTVG 13 ABC, published 6/21/17

Microcystin levels low in Lake Erie | Toledo Blade, published 8/22/16

No one will save the lake for us | Toledo Blade, published 8/10/16

UT student discovers first grass carp eggs in Great Lakes tributary

UT students take daily dip to predict public swim safety at Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay State Park beach

Lake Erie Center researchers, students collect samples to analyze water quality during algal bloom season

UT helping effort to restore giant, ancient sturgeon to Lake Erie

Environmental Science & Technology Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in Estimated Microcystin Concentrations from the ELISA Method


Wall Street Journal Lunch Break What’s an Algal Bloom?

Wall Street Journal Algae Blooms Making Toledo Water Undrinkable Are Thriving

Wall Street Journal Algae's Return Deals Setback to Lake Erie's Revival

13ABC News Why is the Toledo water crisis happening?

13ABC News Why are water test results taking so long?

The Sound of Ideas (WVIZ, 90.3WCRN (NPR), WCLV 104.9)

NPR Isabel Escobar on Toledo Water Ban

Toledo Free Press Experts address Lake Erie’s toxic algae at forum

WTOL 11 CBS Comparing tap water to pool water: What the numbers mean

Al Jazeera America Tonight Isabel Escobar discussing Algae on Lake Erie

Conklin & Company (13ABC) Part 1 and Part 2 Panel discussion on water quality

La Prensa Experts discuss water crisis at UT public forum

13ABC Using water filters after the crisis 

13ABC Water quality improves around the Toledo intake 

Research by Dr. Daryl Dwyer's Environmental Remediation and Restoration Lab has been featured on local news for a harmful algae updatewater quality of Lake Erie's beaches,  and natural removal of phosphorus

New scale to rank season's algae, Toledo Blade 7/11/14

How clean is the water at Lake Erie beaches? Toledo Blade 7/3/14
Last Updated: 7/19/19