Toxic Algae Blooms Occurring More Often, May Be Caught in Climate Change Feedback Loop

A satellite image captures algae blooms in Lake Erie in 2011. Toledo, Ohio, is at the southwestern tip of the lake. Credit: European Space Agency

The blooms, primarily fed by farm runoff but exacerbated by warming, release methane and CO2. Lake Erie is a ‘poster child’ for the challenge.

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