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Florida's toxic Lake Okeechobee: Flooding, algae, pollution

2018-03-30  |   Editor : houguangbing  
Category : Events

For months during 2016, plumes of toxic algae turned South Florida's emerald waters the color of coffee, smothered its inlets under a fetid blanket of guacamole-green goop that killed fish, and suffocated oyster beds, which triggered a ferocious outcry from coastal residents.

From NBC's "Today Show" to The Daily Telegraph of London, news outlets chronicled the closing of beaches, the declaration of a state of emergency and the desperate, heart-breaking efforts of people using garden hoses to save manatees, affectionately known as sea cows, caked in toxic slime and struggling to breathe.

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