How hot and unpleasant does it have to get for you to consider swimming in this muck?
This is Qingdao China, where algae is continuing to spread along China’s coast (h/t: Boing Boing)
When the algae dies, it will create a dead zone in which plants and fish will not exist.
Minnesota officials report algae blooms in lakes here are a problem, too, although not nearly as dramatic as the ocean in China. Not yet, anyway.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.