Michigan Earth Professor and Director of the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) Gregory Dick was quoted in a recent New York Times article discussing climate change and its effects on the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes define the state for many Michiganders and provide drinking water, fishing jobs, and millions in tourism dollars. But they are increasingly clouded by toxic algal blooms that are spreading as the water warms. The blooms can harm people and even kill dogs, said Professor Dick.

“In the past 10 years, we have seen it emerge in Lake Superior, which we think of as the deepest, coldest, and most pristine of the Great Lakes, so it’s very surprising,” Professor. Dick said.

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