Can Walden Pond be saved?

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A green mist swirls beneath the surface of the once crystal waters of Walden Pond, threatening to turn one of America’s most iconic lakes into a slimy, scummy mess.

Humans are predictably to blame for Walden’s deterioration: Decades of careless tourism have led to an explosion of algae in the water, in what scientists warn could irreversibly alter the life of the pond. Now, it appears that climate change is hastening its decline.

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