For Cleveland, Climate Change Could Mean Tons of Toxic Green Algae

Look out, Cleveland.
NASA

NASA

A vast plain of poisonous green slime stretching to the horizon, bobbing gently on the waves – that was the view of Lake Erie from Cleveland just a couple years ago. It could become a permanent feature if humans don’t scramble to do something about it.

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