State directors from Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Agriculture and Natural Resources departments announced that “Ohio will provide more than $150 million in grants and interest-free loans to help cities fight the kinds of toxic algae that shut down Toledo’s drinking water” recently, The Columbus Dispatch reports. While most of the $150 million will be used for interest-free loans to upgrade public water and sewage-treatment facilities, $1.25 million will be directed to helping farmers “plant cover crops and improve drainage systems” to reduce fertilizer runoff into nearby water sources, according to the article. Agricultural runoff is the main source of phosphorus in the Maumee watershed; algae blooms feed on phosphorus. Another $2 million will help universities research algae blooms. For more, read the full article.