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Satellite view of toxic algal bloom on Lake Erie
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Algal blooms are once again causing problems for lakes and streams in Ohio this summer. But farmers are combating the situation, and so far, they’re getting some help from the weather.

When rain falls on farm fields that have been treated with fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus, whatever chemicals haven't soaked deep enough into the soil, or made their way into the crops, can end up in nearby streams and lakes. That runoff is feeding nutrients to harmful algal blooms. 

Severe Weather Headed To The Miami Valley

Jun 12, 2013
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Meteroelogists are warning of severe weather headed to the Miami Valley tonight. WYSO's Emily McCord reports that the system is part of powerful cold front that’s sweeping across the Midwest today.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, issued weather warnings this week that are credited with saving lives in Oklahoma. And it, like other government organizations, is dealing with the impact of the federal budget cuts knows as sequestration. The agency reports however, they will still maintain its critical missions.