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Yangtze river drought crisis

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Seafood alert as red tide hits China

A huge toxic “red tide” has spread out across the waters off southern China, contaminating seafood and posing a health risk for swimmers, state media reported Thursday. The algae bloom, which sucks the oxygen out of the water and kills

China Says 10% Of Farming Land Contaminated

Over 10 percent of China’s farm land is contaminated, threatening the ability of the world’s most populous nation to feed itself, the official Xinhua news agency has said. Excessive fertilizer use, dirty water and solid waste were among the main

China blames Global Warming for growing water shortages

China suffers a water shortage of nearly 40 billion cubic metres a year which Water Resources Minister Chen Lei blamed largely on global warming, state media have reported. “The changes have led to a combination of both frequent drought and

Pollution Turns China River Blood Red

Industrial discharge and household wastewater have polluted a northern Chinese river so badly that the water is dark red in some sections and has caused chronic illnesses among villagers. Some of the 50,000 villagers living along polluted stretches of the

Smog chokes Beijing amid Games delay fears

Children and the elderly in Beijing were advised to stay indoors as thick smog choked the city on Friday, a day after the top Olympic official warned pollution could disrupt next year’s Games. Beijing·s top weather official, Sun Jisong, said

Warning sounded over level of water pollution in China

Water pollution may already have reached “alarming” levels in China following its industrialisation over the last three decades, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday. The Philippines-based lender said it was giving Beijing a 500,000-dollar grant to help it design a

Hong Kong choking in dense smog

Hong Kong·s air pollution reached dangerous levels on last week, reigniting concerns about public health and fears that the city could lose out on crucial foreign investment due to the thick smog. Across the southern Chinese territory, the Air Pollution

Rising sea threatens China’s south

Over 1,100 square kilometres (440 square miles) of land in economically booming southern China will be inundated by rising sea-levels by 2050 due to global warming, state press have said. “The Pearl River Delta area, a leading manufacturing hub, will

Global warming to decimate China’s harvests

Global warming is set to cut China·s annual grain harvest by up to 10 percent by 2030, placing extra burden on its shrinking farmland, state press have reported. Zheng Guoguang, head of the State Meteorological Administration, said the impact of