June 1, 2006

The plant that ate the lake

Katy says: Once again, the rain season is upon us, and lemna has returned in full force to Lake Maracaibo. A year after an environmental disaster caused, in part, by the government's complete disregard for environmental conditions in South America's largest lake, the plant has made an encore appearance. Neighbors are already complaining about the disease and the smell.

If anyone can tell me what the government has been doing this past year to prevent another serious outbreak of the stuff, I sure would like to hear it.