Algae Bloom Turns Olympic Sailing Waters Green in China

From AFP:

China’s pledge of a “Green Olympics” has taken on a worrying meaning at the sailing-venue city of , where an algae bloom has coated the coastline, according to witnesses and Chinese .

A bright green covering of algae was Friday seen smothering beaches and extending out several hundred metres (yards) into the Yellow off the city, about 550 kilometres (340 miles) southeast of .

posted on the website of the Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening Post showed bags being filled with the spinach-like growth.

Algae blooms are common in heavily polluted China, particularly in freshwater lakes.

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