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Chinese lake turns pink, green

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Sept 21: A salt lake in Chi’s Shanxi province has turned pink and green attracting people from all across the country. The Yuncheng Lake appears green on one side and pink on the other, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday. According to authorities, the pink side contains a chemical called Duliella sali, which changes it from the origil green colour. The dual-colours have lasted for many years, and the view only disappears in winter when the lake dries up. The lake is one of the three inland salt lakes with sodium sulphate in the world. The amount of salt it contains is similar to that of the Dead Sea and allows humans to float on it. According to geologists, the lake was formed about 50 million years ago. (IANS)

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