The river, which runs through the city of Langford, British Columbia, turned a fluorescent green on Dec. 30, when a passer-by captured stunning video of the verdant waterway. At first it wasn't clear what caused the river -- and the water in a nearby fountain -- to change color. But investigators now believe that the green hue was caused by the addition of fluorescein, a synthetic organic compound that is often used as a dye, or a "fluorescent tracer," in the testing of water systems.[Continues at Utica Daily News]
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The Times of Malta reports that billboards advertising the Pope’s visit to the Mediterranean nation were defaced with “images of what looks like a panda. It is not clear why the ‘artist’ in question juxtaposed the bears with the Pope.” Can Pedobear be the Vatican’s new mascot?