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Tipoffs for Buffalo, New York (Lake Erie) Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Alliance for the Great Lakes Issues Statement on Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 11 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following statement by Policy Director Crystal Davis: Earlier today, NOAA and its partners released the 2019 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) for Lake Erie. Researchers forecast a severe algal bloom event in the lake, with a severity forecast of 7.5 on a scale of 1-10. The size of the bloom does not necessarily indicate the toxicity of the bloom. "Today's harmful algal bloom forecast is sobering news for th  more

Environmental Law & Policy Center Issues Statement on Trump Environment Speech
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 8 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following statement by Executive Director Howard Learner in response to President Trump's remarks at a White House gathering: * * * - "The Trump administration's anti-environmental policies are moving the Midwest backwards not forwards" * * * "President Trump's damaging attacks on clean water stand in stark contrast to any claims of protecting the Great Lakes. The visible toxic algae blooms and green slime plagu  more

Lake Erie College Partners With Trane for New Vocational Technical Lab and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Curriculum
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, July 9 -- Trane, a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, issued the following news release: * * * - Trane partners with Lake Erie College and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to support the development of future Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professionals * * * Lake Erie College (LEC) has joined forces with Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, to provide students the op  more

Nature Conservancy Issues Statement on Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie
DUBLIN, Ohio, July 11 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following statement by Ohio State Director Bill Stanley after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2019 harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie: "The harmful algal bloom forecast released today by NOAA underscores the urgent need for a focus on efforts that will help secure clean water. We need legislative passage and sustained funding for H2Ohio, an increase in the adoption of sustainable agriculture prac  more

NOAA, Partners Predict Large Summer Harmful Algal Bloom for Western Lake Erie
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Wet spring enhanced the flow of nutrients into lake, providing fuel for algal growth * * * NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. This year's bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6 and 9. An index above 5  more

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Ohio Wildlife Council Receives Fishing Regulations Proposals for 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 11 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: The Ohio Wildlife Council received several new fishing proposals at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, proposed regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. "Ohio offers many opportunities for people to get outside and enjoy a fishing or hunting trip," said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra   more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 11 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Director of Water Resources Pete Bucher: Today, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers and academic partners released the final Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) seasonal forecast at an event at The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. This group predicts the 2019 bloom in Lake Erie will have a severity of 7.5 (out of a scale of 10), which is greater than the bloom predicted and  more

Ohio State University: NOAA, Partners Predict Large Summer Harmful Algal Bloom for Western Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 11 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Wet spring enhanced the flow of nutrients into lake, providing fuel for algal growth * * * The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. This year's bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could range between 6 and 9. An index above 5 indicates blooms  more

Rep. Higgins Calls for Swift Action to Address Threat to Health of Great Lakes, Community
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- Rep. Brian Higgins, D-New York, issued the following news release: * * * - NOAA Warns of Significant Harmful Algal Bloom, Which Are Toxic to People & Animals, in Lake Erie * * * In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for swift action in response to new warning about toxic algae threatening the health of the Great Lakes and the communities around them. Higgins letter calls on the EPA to accelerate eff  more

University of Michigan: Large Summer Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted for Western Lake Erie
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 12 [TNSresearch] -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: University of Michigan researchers and their partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer. Scientists expect this year's bloom to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but it could possibly range between 6 and 9. An index above 5 indicates blooms having greater impact. The severity index is based on the bloom's biomass--the am  more