Mind the Algae

Yuck:

Less than a month after reopening, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is full of algae, a sea of green overshadowing the nearly two-year, $34 million renovation of the famous site.

The National Park Service anticipated a “break-in period” in which problems would need to be addressed, spokeswoman Carol Johnson said, but no one expected the amount of algae that is there now.

The reason this is happening? It’s a green project that uses tidal basin water instead of tap water. The greens never do seem to cotton onto to the idea that there’s usually a reason why we do things the way we do.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    It’s going to drive them nuts when they learn that most unprocessed water isn’t safe to drink, unicorns aren’t real, and pre-industrial civilization didn’t come with a smart phone.

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