What causes algae blooms?

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What causes algae blooms? Is blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) toxic to animals and humans? What role does phosphorus play in the problem? And what's being done to prevent more outbreaks in Lake Erie? This explainer will answer all of your questions about algae blooms. And you can learn more in this article by Mary Baxter, Southwestern Editor for Ontario Hubs: https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/why-ontario-is-struggling-to-fight-lake-eries-toxic-green-goo
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Nov 12, 2018