I’m still hiding from the television set. I’m trying my best to not look into it’s bewitching, square eye… However, news will find you, wherever you are.
I just heard about Ohio’s water supply problems related to Lake Erie’s algae blooms. Seems they can’t get potable water from the lake and have had to resort to bottled water. Many businesses are closed and I’m sure everyone is smelling a bit ripe nowadays.
There are many theories as to how these algae blooms happen, however I’m pretty set on the theory of phosphorous run-off into the lake and lack of wetland restoration projects are the main culprits.
I found this great video to educate anyone interested in learning more about algae blooms (dead zones) and what can be done about it. I also wrote about them here, if you’re interested!
And just when I thought I was done writing about Ohio’s water problems, I remembered the many times the Cuyahoga River has caught fire. Yes, dear readers, the river was on fire!!
If there is one thing on this planet that I think most folks take for granted, it is clean, drinking water. I don’t think many understand that without it, you’ve got about 3 days alive on this planet. Not much time to work on that bucket list!!