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    Research in Brief

    Scientists from the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI), in Ann Arbor, are using satellite data to find harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Great Lakes and determine what threats they may pose to water quality and public health.
    There’s algae in all the Great Lakes, but in some areas, agricultural runoff can cause a massive overgrowth, enough to clog water intake pipes, degrade drinking water, and potentially sicken people and animals. Climate change is another driver; algae tend to thrive in warmer water, and the Great Lakes’ temperature is on the rise.

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