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11. China’s Taihu Lake


Lake Taihu in China stopped supporting any aquatic life years ago, and now it’s threating to human lives, too. The water is now thick green sludge as it has been choked with devastating algae blooms. When the temperatures increase in Jiangsu Province, the algae produce toxins that can damage the liver, intestines, and nervous system of whatever consumes it.

China isn’t the only country with severe water pollution, either.

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