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Cleaning Up the Great Lakes

EPA awards $750,000 to fund Great Lakes research at Michigan State University

Algal blooms take over a lake

With global temperatures on the rise, algal blooms are a looming problem for the Great Lakes. Algal blooms harm drinking water, kill fish populations, and disturb recreational waterways. The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater resource in North America and provide drinking water, recreational resources, and economic profits to many. EPA has awarded Michigan State University $750,000 to support algal bloom research with the hope that researchers will be able to predict where these harmful algal blooms are most likely to occur. This knowledge will assist in managing and protecting these waterways for future generations.

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The State News – "EPA donates to MSU for Great Lakes project"

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