Beach cleaning robots are coming to Lake Erie

The BeBots and Pixedrones will be deployed to Olander Park near Toledo, and then Hinckley Reservation, North Coast Harbor, Fairport Harbor Beach of the Cleveland area.

Lake Erie algae mucks up fishing trips

A Michigan State University study estimates that up to $5.9 million annually in economic activity is lost in Michigan’s small portion of Lake Erie due to harmful algal blooms.

Smartening up a beach could save lives

A system of beachside cameras developed by the University of Windsor could prevent drownings by tracking beachgoer behavior. Solutions include installing warning signs at particular spots on the beach, or shifting boardwalks and beach entrance points away from dangerous areas.