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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.Over in China beach-goers are enjoying a healthy swim in algae-filled waters.

An algae bloom, or 'green tide,' has clogged nearly 7,700 square miles (20,000 square kilometers) of the Yellow Sea, Chinese authorities said Sunday, according to the state-run media outlet Xinhua. The algae blanketing the beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera, found in waters all around the world. In the right conditions, the algae can explode into so-called macro-algal blooms, Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told National Geographic News in 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:05 PM | Tags (8) | natgeo | china | algae | beach | species | national | geographic | plankton |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Behold the world's greenest skyscraper recently constructed over in China.Behold the world's greenest skyscraper recently constructed over in China.

These types of buildings even have their very own acronym, ZEB, which stands for zero-energy building. This particular building is 58% more energy efficient than your run-of-the-mill conventional skyscraper.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:43 AM | Tags (7) | green | technology | zero | energy | fortune | china | zeb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

China decides to ban electro-shock therapy for Internet addicts.China decides to ban electro-shock therapy for Internet addicts.

The Chinese government has led a campaign for over a year against Internet addiction, saying young people's excessive time in Internet cafes, known as Web bars in Chinese, is hurting their studies and damaging family life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:43 AM | Tags (5) | addicts | china | electric | shock | therapy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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