09 Jul '18, 9pm

Toxic Terror? Warmer weather of #climatechange could fuel MORE toxic algae blooms

Algae is here, and it might be toxic. That’s the gist of the warnings cropping up along Lake Erie’s beaches this summer. Algae blooms have grown noticeably larger in Lake Erie. Last year, a bright-green bloom stretched across more than 700 square miles of the lake. The plant’s growth is fueled by a combination of sunlight and excess nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen washing into the water. The algae sometimes produces toxins that can sicken humans and animals if ingested, touched, or inhaled. It’s not just a problem for beachgoers. About 11 million people rely on Lake Erie for drinking water , so toxic blooms put the public’s health at risk. Back in 2014, algae overgrowth contaminated Toledo’s water supply for three days . The Ohio state government has taken note, recently passing legislation to fork over $36 million dollars to help prevent toxic blooms. Oh, and there...

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