The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its findings this past January stating that nearly 1,000 water systems throughout the United States serving 1.1 million people have excessive amounts of arsenic—a known carcinogen— present.
Bob Carlson, Kent State Professor Emeritus leads the Secchi Dip-In, a program through which volunteers from across the country to send in lake transparency data to be organized and entered into a database. Now in its 18th year, Carlson’s program encourages local participation in lake monitoring to track changes and trends in lakes across the United States.
The Environmental Protection Agency has just awarded $4,508,572 in grants to various Ohio organizations and universities under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which seeks to sanitize the Great Lakes and bolster its habitats.
The Environmental Protection Agency has $40 million to spend from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The 266 applications they received, however, amounted to $124 million. Tim Eder, executive director of[…]