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Poyang Lake dries

Poyang Lake dries save the planet

In China, there is drying up of two large lakes Poyang and Dongting, which affects more than 40 million people in five provinces. Poyang Lake, located in Jiangxi Province, is the largest freshwater lake in China. Recently, surface water decreased by 200 square kilometers due to the lack of water in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Undergoing many geological changes, Poyang narrowed in the north and increased in the south.

Occupying a total area of 4,000 square kilometers, Poyang was subject to strong industrial pollution due to the relatively slow economic development

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Yangtze received another batch of chemicals

Yangtze received another batch of chemicals Facts

In the eastern part of China on a cargo ship spilled carbolic acid, which fell into the waters of the country's longest river, the Yangtze. In January, a similar incident recorded in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, where one of the plants in the river was dumped a large amount of toxic cadmium, has spread to 300 km downstream.

The ship, allegedly South Korean, last week, moored in Zhenjiang, located on the Yangtze River. According to preliminary data, the leakage of phenol, which is used in detergents, occurred due to

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Flood victims were 94 people in China. Video

Flood

BEIJING, June 11 — RIA Novosti, Oleg Ostroukhov. Thirteen Chinese provinces hit by floods in recent days, as of June 11, the victims were 94 people, 78 people were missing, said Saturday the agency Zhongguo sinven referring to the Chinese service of flood and drought.

Under the influence of the mass of cold air on 9-10 June, heavy rains were in the basin of the Yangtze River and Huai River. The level of precipitation at a number of the province of Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has exceeded 200 millimeters. Heavy rainfall led to

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The largest lake in China decreased in 2 times

 

January 10. The water level in the largest freshwater lake in China fell to the lowest in 60 years, as reported by Chinese state media. This decline is detrimental to the local environment and affects the water supply more than 120 thousand people.

To date, the size of Poyang Lake, which is located in the eastern province of Jiangxi, is less than half of the former. The depth of the reservoir dropped to 8 meters. The news agency "Xinhua" reported that the result of the level of water in the rivers feeding the lake, and the reason for

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Drought in China recognized the strong half-century

Drought in China recognized the strong half-century

China is experiencing a severe drought in the past 50 years. There dry ponds and paddy fields, there is a risk disruptions the world's largest hydroelectric power station "Three Gorges" on the Yangtze River. This Wednesday, May 25, according to Agence France-Presse.

The cause of drought is extremely low precipitation in January and April 2011 in the Yangtze River basin. Rainfall on the longest and economically important river in China this year by an average of 40 percent below normal in the past 50 years.

Earlier suggestions that could contribute to the

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The water level in China's Yangtze River close to record low

Severe drought in the central and southern regions of China has led to the fact that the water level in major Chinese Yangtze River close to a record low, reports Xinhua news agency on Saturday, citing local authorities.

Since the beginning of 2011 in the central and southern China fell only about half normal rainfall, resulting in the region have dried many rivers and reservoirs. Because of the drought dozens of ships can not continue on shallowed rivers, including the Yangtze River — the largest artery of the country: from Wednesday to courts closed 185-kilometer stretch of the river

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Freshwater dolphins baytszi stranded

Due to a prolonged drought the water level in the rivers and lakes of the basin the middle and lower Yangtze River was below the historic low. In addition to the negative impact on shipping and land reclamation shoaling river threatened river dolphin! Baytszi — rare freshwater dolphins that live in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and Dongting and Poyang lakes. Scientists believe that a population of about 1,000 individuals, even less than the number of giant pandas, which are "a treasure of China." As a result, the 200-day drought, the water level in Tyanechzhou State

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Drought in China recognized the strong half-century

China is experiencing a severe drought in the past 50 years. There dry ponds and paddy fields, there is a risk disruptions the world's largest hydroelectric power station "Three Gorges" on the Yangtze River. On Wednesday, May 25, according to Agence France-Presse.

The cause of drought is extremely low precipitation in January and April 2011 in the Yangtze River basin. Rainfall on the longest and economically important river in China this year by an average of 40% below normal in the past 50 years.

Earlier suggestions that could contribute to the abnormal drought and power station "Three

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Flood victims were 94 people in China

BEIJING, June 11 — RIA Novosti, Oleg Ostroukhov. Thirteen Chinese provinces hit by floods in recent days, as of June 11, the victims were 94 people, 78 people were missing, said Saturday the agency Zhongguo sinven referring to the Chinese service of flood and drought.

Under the influence of the mass of cold air on 9-10 June, heavy rains were in the basin of the Yangtze River and Huai River. The level of precipitation at a number of the province of Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has exceeded 200 millimeters. Heavy rainfall led to

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China-Chongqing Yangtze River became red. Photo, video

Residents of the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing in China have been puzzled by this strange spectacle this week. These images of the Yangtze River, the longest in China, were dropped on Wednesday. This stretch of the river around Chongqing was painted in red blood. Local residents suspect that pollution is the cause, but the Chongqing Environmental Protection Bureau has a different explanation-sand. Official reports say that the flooding upstream washed with an excess of sand, turning the river into a bright red color. The bureau also said that they found no evidence of illegal dumping of waste water.

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