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The buildup of nutrients in western Lake Erie can trigger algae growth – and contaminate drinking water in nearby cities. That happened as recently as 2014, when Toledo residents could not drink their water for two days. Researchers say agriculture is largely to blame, so Ohio is requiring farmers to take special training. But it’s not clear that approach will work.
What’s in a name? Turns out, a whole lot. It’s how Buffalo's Lake Effect Furies stand out from the crowd. At first the group was called the “Queen City Roller Girls All Star Team.” "But that didn’t have a lot of personality to it," said Michael Thomas, one of two team captains.