A toxic slick of algae and bacteria coated some 620 square miles of Lake Erie’s surface this year. The slime weighed around 46,000 metric tons. @_TonyBriscoe environmental reporter for the Chicago Tribune has made the Great Lakes his beat – because this resource represents the region’s future.
Link to the Chicago Tribune’s disturbing article: The shallowest Great Lake provides drinking water for more people than any other. Algae blooms are making it toxic — and it’s getting worse.