algal blooms

VIDEO | The Water Brothers Discuss Solutions to the Algal Blooms Issue with George Barley Water Prize Contestants

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As hotter temperatures feed harmful algal blooms across the country, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and its partner the Everglades Foundation continue the race for a solution through the George Barley Water Prize. Recently the Water Brothers, producers of an international water-focused TV series, traveled to the Prize testing site to document ongoing research and testing. There they talked with contestants to uncover what is causing this summer’s massive outbreaks, what the risks are, and how we can solve them.

VIDEO | International Water Prize Competitors Complete Cold-Climate Testing in Race to Solve Algal Bloom Crisis

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May marked the final month of pilot stage testing for the top 9 George Barley Water Prize contestant teams. This international $10 million grand prize competition aims to find a lasting solution to the problem of harmful algal blooms fed by excess phosphorus. Begun in 2016 with more than 100 contestant teams, the competition’s latest stage challenged teams to test their innovations in real-world, cold-climate conditions. The winning team will demonstrate a cost-effective, scalable solution to remove and repurpose phosphorus from freshwater.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation President Jim King Discusses The George Barley Water Prize with The Weather Channel

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On World Water Day, The Weather Channel's Kait Parker chatted with Jim King, President of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation about the issue of harmful algae blooms in waterways caused by an excess of phosphorus. Scotts Miracle-Gro is the presenting sponsor of The George Barley Water Prize, a four-stage global competition to find a solution to this global problem.

Click here to watch the Weather Channel's online video.

VIDEO | Helping Restore Local Heritage on Long Island

Our Water Positive docuseries tells the story of Long Islanders rallying for clean water
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In this final installment in the Water Positive docuseries commissioned by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, National Geographic photographer Andy Mann captures the fight to preserve the close-knit fishing communities along Long Island’s north shore.

View our full docuseries and learn more about water quality issues and solutions here. 

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VIDEO | The Race to Save Lake Erie

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Water Positive Docuseries tells a story of this critical water body.
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In this video, part two of the Water Positive docuseries commissioned by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and filmed by acclaimed National Geographic photographer Andy Mann, Toledo-area residents share their efforts to save their Great Lake.

View our full docuseries and learn more about water quality issues and solutions here. 

First Hand: Reflections on Lake Erie

by Foundation President Jim King
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The shore of Lake Erie was just a five-minute drive from the house where I grew up in Lorain, Ohio. But making that drive often took me to an entirely different world.

VIDEO | A Unique Lens on Water Quality

Andy Mann describes the creation of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Water Positive Docuseries
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Over the last year The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation partnered with Andy Mann, a world-renowned National Geographic photographer and adventurer, to document the problem of nutrient pollution in America’s lakes and watersheds. In this video Andy reflects, “I’ve traveled the world sharing the heartbreaking stories of our planet’s water issues, and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

View our full docuseries and learn more about water quality issues and solutions here. 

VIDEO | The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation: Clean Water Demands Clear Commitment

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From the beginning, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has been deeply rooted in the issue of water –- protecting it, conserving it, and ensuring everyone has access to it. We are stemming the tide of nutrient pollution that feeds harmful algal blooms in our waterways through research, funding, and public engagement.

VIDEO | Introducing a Creative Collaboration Between The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Globally Renowned Environmental Photographer Andrew Mann

Renowned photographer captures the effects of harmful algal blooms
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A new conservation docuseries commissioned by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will go live on World Water Day, March 22. The docuseries captures the haunting beauty of America’s most fragile watersheds, under stress from harmful algal blooms, and highlights the bold steps we are taking to solve this crisis.

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