Ecology and Climate News NY

Climate change is making Lake Erie’s toxic algae blooms worse

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.


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