Scientists expect 'significant' algae bloom on Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A "significant" harmful algae bloom is likely to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won't be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said Thursday.

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  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER , AP Environmental Writer

Northwest Ohio bracing for near-record flooding

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Major flooding is being predicted over the coming days in northwestern Ohio where residents in Findlay are piling up sandbags.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Coal ash neighbors: Don't raise rates as pollution lingers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest electric company wants regulators in North Carolina to force consumers to pay nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal to generate power. That doesn't sit well with neighbors of the power plants who have been living on bottled water since toxic chemicals appeared in some of their wells.

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  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO , AP Business Writer