The Bloom is not off the Lake Yet; New Ohio Measures to Reduce Erie Phosphorus Levels  

By Jamila Odeh* Harmful algal blooms, composed of cyanobacteria, can produce toxins that threaten human and ecological health.[1] Harmful algal blooms have long been an issue in Lake Erie where shallow waters, sunlight, and phosphorus runoff from agricultural lands fuel cyanobacterial growth.[2] Concern is warranted, given that nearly twelve million people drink Lake Erie water.[3] […]

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Hit the Gas on the Updated National Park Service Regulations

By Jamila Odeh* The National Park Service (NPS) entered new regulations governing private and state-owned oil and gas operations in parks into the Federal Register in early November.[1] The rules, effective on December 5, 2016, provide a much-needed update to the thirty-seven-year-old original oil and gas regulations. Nationwide, twelve parks host a total of 534 […]

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