Tai Lake (or Taihu Lake) is in the news because of algae blooms. But heck, if algae can live there, at least it’s not completely dead. This is a problem, but it’s not unsolvable if excess nutrients are the only issue.

Algae blooms are due to eutrophication caused by excess nutrients. The Sherwood Institute has a good rundown of the agricultural practices causing these problems at Tai Lake.