Ron Cunningham writes about algae blooms

Posted by Mike Confino, August 21, 2014


It’s almost like we’ve made a deal with the devil.

Give us cheap food, we told Beelzebub, and we’ll take putrid water in the bargain.

Oh yeah, and green water isn’t too much to ask in return for keeping our lawns nice and green as well.

What’s wrong with green anyway? Heck, on St. Patrick’s Day they dye the Chicago River a nice shade of emerald.

But they weren’t toasting St. Pat in Toledo when half a million residents were told not to drink their tap water because it had been poisoned by the thick green algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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