The New York Times reports on this year’s summer algal bloom in the Yellow Sea, and the Qingdao tourists who seem to be enjoying the colorful shoreline: In what has become an annual summer scourge, the coastal Chinese city...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 26, 2010
From AP: A huge bright green algae bloom is blanketing the sea off China’s east coast and wind is driving it closer to land, an official said Friday. Cui Wenlin, an official with the State Oceanic Administration, said the...
by Morgan Figuers | Jul 6, 2008
Chinese officials and thousands of volunteers are still struggling to clean up the thick, green algae that has floated into the Olympic sailing competition waters. Officials claim that the algae is naturally-occurring, but some...
by Kate Zhao | Oct 14, 2007
From People.com.cn: Blue-green algae has caused water pollution in Chaohu Lake , China’s fifth largest fresh water lake, in east China’s Anhui Province , where the rare whitebait production is on the decline. The output of the whitebait, a small sprat and famous for its fresh and tender meat, has dropped by 500 tons, or […]
by Michael Zhao | Aug 25, 2007
China’s outspoken environmental official is sounding the alarm again, in his article published by Reporters’ Observation magazine. Translated by CDT: Since this summer, a succession of blue algae bloom cases in Lakes Tai (Â§™Êπñ), Dian (ÊªáÊ±†) and Chao (Â∑¢Êπñ) signaled a strong message: the traditional development model’s accumulated environmental costs have reached a tipping point. […]
by Michael Zhao | Aug 15, 2007
Seems the Taihu Lake disaster won’t stay local. Now Beijing is feeling some heat. Translated from the Beijing Times: Shangzhuang Reservoir (‰∏äÂ∫ÑÊ∞¥Â∫ì), 30 kilometers northwest of Beijing, is infected too with what Taihu Lake is struggling to get rid of: algae bloom or eutrophication. About 20 of Haidian District’s water affairs bureau employees are working […]
by Michael Zhao | Aug 3, 2007
Time to win the new war on Taihu Lake pollution. An old one has pretty much lost. Translated from Southern Weekend: Wu Shouxin (Âê¥ÂØøÈë´), a 68-year-old retired teacher, lives right off a tiny river called Lengdu Gang (ÂÜ∑Ê∏éÊ∏Ø), part of the water system of Taihu Lake. His first thing every morning, over the past seven […]
by Michael Zhao | Jul 8, 2007
Jiangsu is acting to save Taihu. Seems pretty serious, but see what happens. Translated from reports via sina.com (photo: Taihu’s blue-green algae crisis via sina.com): It’s learned from the July 7 Taihu Lake pollution clean-up conference that Jiangsu is getting serious to save the lake from further endangering the livelihoods and the drinking water of […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 12, 2007
Since arresting Wu Lihong, Chinese authorities have tested the water in Lake Taihu and declared that it is safe for human consumption by international water quality standards. Industrial pollution and waste contributed to the algae bloom. From China Daily: Experts from the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University and […]
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