Yangtze River

China is Facing Massive Drought

China’s biggest river, the Yangtze, is drying up. In response, China is releasing water from the Three Gorges reservoir to ease its biggest drought in 50 years. The Yangtze delta is being devastated by the drought. The delta supports 400 million people and 40% of China’s economic activity. The scope of the environmental crisis is(…)

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China is Facing Massive Drought

China’s biggest river, the Yangtze, is drying up. In response, China is releasing water from the Three Gorges reservoir to ease its biggest drought in 50 years. The Yangtze delta is being devastated by the drought. The delta supports 400 million people and 40% of China’s economic activity. The scope of the environmental crisis is(…)

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Last refuge of rare fish threatened by Yangtze dam plans

Developers of hydroelectric plant have redrawn the boundaries of a crucial freshwater reserve for rare and economically important species. The last refuge for many of China’s rarest and most economically important wild fish has mere days to secure public support before it is trimmed, dammed and ruinously diminished, conservationists warned today. The alarm was raised(…)

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