Climate change muddies algae solutions

The Blade - In 2013, leading Great Lakes scientists convinced a state task force that western Lake Erie’s annual onslaught of toxic algae could be reversed — in only a year or two — if the vast Maumee River watershed across northwest Ohio and into Michigan and Indiana could achieve an ambitious 40 percent reduction in phosphorus loading.

Climate scientists such as Katherine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University have said no single event can be attributed to climate change.

But, she said, the accumulation of weirdness — the frequency and intensity of things being out of kilter — raises questions.

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