Photo of the Day

[Content Note: Climate change; pollutants.]

image of what appears to be a white man's hand holding a glass of murky green liquid
A sample glass of Lake Erie water is photographed near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, August 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. [AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari/photo via]
Lake Erie's water is green because of an algae bloom, caused in part by "excess phosphorus runoff from urban and industrial agricultural lands, as well as from waste water from sewage treatment plants," and exacerbated by climate change.

The algae produced a toxin called microcystin, which is dangerous to people, pets, livestock, and fish and other marine life in the water.

Today, a ban on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted, and the mayor even drank a glass of water to show that the water is safe again.

Ah, I ain't gonna blame ya if you stick with the bottled water for awhile longer.

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