algae bloom

Algal Bloom Turns Yellow Sea Green

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...

China Olympic City Battles “Invading” Algae

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...

Pan Yue: Water Pollution Approaching Tipping Point

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 (§™Êπñ), Dian (ʪáʱ†) and Chao (Â∑¢Êπñ) signaled a strong message: the traditional development model’s accumulated environmental costs have reached a tipping point. […]

An Algae Bloom Hits A Beijing Reservoir – Beijing Times

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 […]

A New War on Taihu Lake – Southern Weekend

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 […]

Jiangsu to Close 2,000 Plants to Save Taihu – via

Jiangsu is acting to save Taihu. Seems pretty serious, but see what happens. Translated from reports via (photo: Taihu’s blue-green algae crisis via 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 […]

Experts Identify Algae Afflicting Taihu Lake – Zhang Kun

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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