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Al Gore links climate change to problems in Great Lakes

The vice president turned environmental activist says severe storms linked to climate changes are causing wastewater plants to dump sewage in the lakes, which causes algae growth.
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The vice president turned environmental activist says severe storms linked to climate changes are causing wastewater plants to dump sewage in the lakes, which causes algae growth.

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