China’s algae-bloom bucket brigade

Guang Niu/Getty Images More than 10,000 people have been mobilized to clean up green algae that has invaded the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, Shandong, China. The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Committee estimates that the area will be cleared before July 15.

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QINGDAO, SHANDONG - JULY 02: People begin to clear the green algae, which has invaded the coastline on July 2, 2008 in Qingdao, Shandong, China. More than 10,000 people have been mobilised to clean up green algae which has invaded the Olympic sailing venue. Many workers are focusing on the competition area and the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Committee estimate that the area will be cleared before July 15, 2008. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Guang Niu/Getty Images

More than 10,000 people have been mobilized to clean up green algae that has invaded the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, Shandong, China. The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Committee estimates that the area will be cleared before July 15.

Guang Niu/Getty Images

More than 10,000 people have been mobilized to clean up green algae that has invaded the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, Shandong, China. The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Committee estimates that the area will be cleared before July 15.

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