15 Oct '11, 2pm

Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Worst in Decades: Blooming Lake Erie. Photo Credit: NASA EO Pure Michigan is a s...

Blooming Lake Erie. Photo Credit: NASA EO Pure Michigan is a slogan used in the Great Lakes State, to bring in tourists and celebrate the beauty of nature. You probably won't be seeing these images in any Pure Michigan ad campaign. They're of algae, including some of the toxic kind . Stuff so big and nasty that you can see it from space. Be happy that you're not close enough to smell it when it washes up on the shore and starts to rot. Al Gore was in nearby Detroit this week, passing on science about the lakes, and human-induced climate change, and its impact on algae blooms and muck like this . So it's appropriate that these NASA images came out soon after. Full disclosure: I was at the Gore speech , doing some contract work for the International Joint Commission, and I have two daughters who would like to be able to swim at a clean beach some decade soon. NASA points out...

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Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Worst in Decades

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Blooming Lake Erie. Photo Credit: NASA EO Pure Michigan is a slogan used in the Great Lakes State, to bring in tourists an...

Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Worst in Decades...

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Blooming Lake Erie. Photo Credit: NASA EO Pure Michigan is a slogan used in the Great Lakes State, to bring in tourists an...

Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake Erie [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Oct '11, 10pm

The green scum shown in this image is the worst algae bloom Lake Erie has experienced in decades. Such blooms were common ...

Something strange & colorful blooming in the Great Lakes. Here's a new view from our Aqua satellite.

Something strange & colorful blooming in the Gr...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Oct '11, 1pm

The brilliant streaks of blue and green that color the Great Lakes in this image are a contradiction. The blue in Lake Mic...