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The Water Project

Dear Erie III.

As the Great Black Swamp was drained and cut down acre by acre, a manmade tile and ditch system took its place. At the...

Ohio Scientist Rattan Lal on How Soil Could Help Solve Global Environmental Crises

Award-winning scientist Rattan Lal’s fascination with soil goes back to childhood on his family’s farm in India; he marveled at the soil’s ability to produce food and wondered why it needed to be plowed when it got compacted over time.

Dear Erie II.

You might be surprised to know that much of Northwest Ohio was largely under water until the 1900s. Fourteen thousand years ago, this area...

Dear Erie I.

It's been nearly seven years since the 2014 harmful algal bloom crisis. Lake Erie is one of the world’s largest freshwater resources, and yet...

What‘s Keeping Lake Erie Green? Part I: Agricultural Land Use in the Maumee River Watershed

Despite rather quiet media attention over the last six years, Lake Erie’s algae problem hasn’t improved since Toledo’s 2014 nationally-known water crisis; each summer,...

The Return of the Algal Bloom: What’s Been Going on Since 2014?

Apparently green is the new blue, at least for Lake Erie in the summer. While the 2014 water crisis made national news when nearly...

Hidden in Plain Sight: the Great Black Swamp of Northwest Ohio

In 2014, more than half a million people were left without clean drinking water for three days after a harmful algal bloom took over Lake Erie. But behind the bloom is a history long-forgotten and a hopeful future of coexistence and collaboration. This film is the result of a 2019 collaboration with WGTE Public Media.

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