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EWG: 90 percent of 2,500 Western Lake Erie Basin animal feeding operations are flying under the radar

A new Environmental Working Group analysis for the first time identifies and maps more than 2,500 animal feeding operations in, and at the edge of, the Western Lake Erie Basin – revealing 90 percent...

EWG promotes two staff members to lead Midwest office, geospatial team

The Environmental Working Group has tapped two staff members for promotions to key leadership positions in the organization’s Midwest office, in Minneapolis

EWG analysis: More testing needed to keep people safe from algae toxins in Upper Midwest

Government monitoring of lakes, rivers and streams for a dangerous toxin that can be produced by outbreaks of algae falls far short of what’s needed to protect public health in Iowa, Minnesota and...

Toxic Beaches: Hundreds of Closures and Health Warnings in 2020

Toxic algae and bacteria forced the closure of at least 116 U.S. beaches and triggered health warnings at 162 more this spring and summer, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working...

EWG Analysis: Preventing and Treating Algae Blooms in U.S. Has Cost at Least $1.1 Billion Since 2010

Communities across the United States have spent more than $1 billion since 2010 dealing with outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in lakes, rivers and drinking water supplies, according to a...

Report: Toxins From Algae Outbreaks Plague Hundreds of Lakes in 48 States

Federal and state tests have found dangerous toxins, common in outbreaks of blue-green algae, in hundreds of lakes, rivers and other bodies of water nationwide – yet authorities are doing little to...

This Summer, EWG Will Monitor Expected Surge in Toxic Algae Blooms

With peak toxic algae bloom season underway, the Environmental Working Group is releasing an updated map of all algae outbreaks reported in the U.S. since 2010. In coming months, the map will be...

Investigation: Manure From Unregulated Factory Farms Fuels Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms

Unregulated animal factory farms are funneling nutrient-rich pollution into Lake Erie, feeding an enormous toxic algae bloom each summer, according to a new investigation by the Environmental Working...

Across U.S., Toxic Algal Blooms Threaten Lakes and Other Waterways

Across the U.S., a growing epidemic of toxic algal blooms is polluting lakes and other waterways, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.

4 Years Since Toledo Water Crisis, Toxic Algal Blooms on Rise Across U.S

In 2014, Toledo was the first U.S. city where a toxic algal bloom made tap water unsafe to drink. But it may not be last, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group.

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