Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Going green - and not in a good way

As I was listening to NPR today, I heard the latest news in the Beijing Olympic saga: an algae bloom that threatens to spoil sailing events. Apparently the tiny little plants have formed quite a forest off the coast of Qingdao, the city where the sailing events are scheduled to take place. Though I'm sure the Chinese government and Olympic officials aren't laughing, it struck me as kind of funny. Click here for a striking photo of the algae-smothered coastline and the full story.

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