The Resource Lake Erie rehabilitated : controlling cultural eutrophication, 1960s-1990s, William McGucken, (electronic resource)

Lake Erie rehabilitated : controlling cultural eutrophication, 1960s-1990s, William McGucken, (electronic resource)

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Lake Erie rehabilitated : controlling cultural eutrophication, 1960s-1990s
Title
Lake Erie rehabilitated
Title remainder
controlling cultural eutrophication, 1960s-1990s
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William McGucken
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Language
eng
Summary
During the 1960s, inland bodies of water in North America and Europe experienced a dangerous transformation. Nutrients were dumped into the lakes, causing chain reactions which severely impacted on lake environments. The excessive increase into inland waters through human activity, known as cultural eutrofication, emerged as a dominant problem. Massive algae blooms drifted in overnourished lakes, depleting oxygen, damaging fish stocks, and transforming the water's ecosystem. In Lake Erie Rehabilitated, historian William McGucken presents a comprehensive account of the most notorious international incident of cultural eutrophication---Lake Erie. With the assistance of the International Joint Commission, Canada and the United States diagnosed phosphorous as the primary cause of the problem and, in a unique cooperative effort, reduced input to the lake from municipal and industrial wastewater plants and agricultural lands. Public pressure and government regulation encouraged the reluctant detergent industry to produce alternative detergents and, finally, reduced the input of phosphorous to targeted levels. Lake Erie is now rehabilitated, but its history over the last three decades demonstrates the importance of maintaining an environmental balance. Meticulously researched and documented, this book will appeal to environmentalists, historians, and readers who seek to understand the Great Lakes ecosystem, environmental issues, and environmental regulation
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E7B
Dewey number
363.739/46/097712
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.E73
LC item number
M35 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Series on technology and the environment
Lake Erie rehabilitated : controlling cultural eutrophication, 1960s-1990s, William McGucken, (electronic resource)
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Lake Erie rehabilitated : controlling cultural eutrophication, 1960s-1990s, William McGucken, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-311) and index
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multicolored
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ocn708568387
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 318 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935603177
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
99053826
Other physical details
ill., maps.
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