THE ERIE SITUATION
As climate, politics, and agricultural interests collide, the health of Lake Erie – and that of humans and wildlife – hang in the balance.
In 2014, the citizens of Toledo, Ohio had to go without running water for three days when a bloom of highly toxic algae entered the drinking water plant from Lake Erie. This should have been a wake up call for politicians, big agriculture, and citizens everywhere that freshwater resources are at risk of becoming toxic.
The Erie Situation explores the confluence of science, public sentiment, politics, and the powerful farming lobby as Ohio wrestles with how to confront the drivers of toxic algae in one of the Great Lakes.
What’s at stake? Who’s at risk? And will volunteer measures be enough to confront this growing crisis, both in Ohio and beyond?
Against the Current
A global team unites around world-class South African endurance swimmer, Sarah Ferguson, as she attempts to become the first human ever to swim nonstop around Easter Island. It’s a daunting challenge taken on as a means to raise awareness about plastic pollution.
- Plastic Oceans International Participates in Our Ocean 2023 With a Side Event About the Impacts of Fishing Gear 03/10/2023
- Plastic Oceans International participa en Our Ocean 2023 con un evento sobre los impactos de la contaminación por equipo de pesca 03/10/2023
- Conociendo a los nuevos directores de la fundación 02/15/2023
- Our Relationship With Plastics: It’s Complicated 02/14/2023