What is killing Lake Winnipeg & how to save it finding solutions to the algae blooms
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A fascinating documentary that shines a light on global scientific and environmental issues. Can we save one of the worlds largest freshwater lakes? This program reveals how a perfect storm of agriculture, hydro practices, sewage run-off, flooding and marsh destruction have devastated Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the 10th largest lake in the world. Lake Winnipeg is a 25,000 square km inland sea. It is bigger than Lake Ontario and about the same size as Lake Erie and it is in deep trouble. This once pristine lake has the worst blue-green algae problem of any major lake on the planet. In a distorted cycle that is a direct result of human activity, an excess of chemical nutrients in the lake has caused massive algae blooms. The green sludge washing up on the lakes shores threatens not only the lakes beauty, but also the natural ecosystems underlying it. If we dont intervene to restore the natural nutrient balance, one of Canadas largest lakes could choke from the bottom up. This film examines why the lakes ecology has changed so dramatically in just three decades and what needs to be done to restore the natural nutrient balance of one of Canadas largest lakes.

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Global Scientific & Environmental Issues
Global Scientific & Environmental Issues DVD.
Algal blooms -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg.
Lake ecology -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg.
Lakes -- Effect of human beings on.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Winnipeg, Lake (Man.) -- Ecology.
Documentary films.
Environmental films.
Other Authors:
Kemp, Paul, film director.
Newman, Jeff, film director.
Suzuki, David, 1936- narrator.
TMW Media Group, production company, film distributor.
1 videodisc (44 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating : Not rated.
Other Title:
Finding solutions to the algae blooms
What is killing Lake Winnipeg and how to save it
Title from container.
"Save my lake, ecological solutions"--container.
Narrator, David Suzuki.
Public performance rights.
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