Lake Chao, where algae outbreaks poison fish and contaminate drinking water. Photo: Sohu

Scientists find way to stop algae poisoning China’s dirtiest freshwater lake

  • Lake Chao is ranked bottom by the central government for water quality
  • Discovery of virus could allow algae to be controlled
Topic |   China science

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Lake Chao, where algae outbreaks poison fish and contaminate drinking water. Photo: Sohu
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.