18 Aug '12, 7pm

Death Lurks in Canada’s Lake Waters

Death Lurks in Canada’s Lake Waters

One morning we had a flock of healthy Jacob sheep. The next morning half a dozen of them were dead. Their heads were thrown back, their limbs twisted. They had died in agony. The horror that killed them and devastated us was a powerful toxin that has been identified in the lakes of every province in Canada . Although the highest concentrations are around the recreational waters of central Alberta and southern Manitoba, a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences shows no province has escaped it. Cyanobacteria is what scientists call blue-green algae. Others just call it “pond scum.” The algae are not always blue-green. They can range from olive-green to red. The algae that killed our sheep had formed on a pond they relied on during summer’s heat. Our algal bloom occurred only once in the nine years we were on the farm. (It was nowhere ne...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/death-lurks-in-canadas-lake-w...

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*NEW* Sunset in Sun Moon Lake

*NEW* Sunset in Sun Moon Lake

iamthewitch.com 20 Aug '12, 4am

Mind you, the bus ride was not short. It must have been 3 hours at least from Taipei, but as soon as we saw the first sign...