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China desert lake shrinks by one-third in 13 years

Agence France-Presse: China’s largest desert freshwater lake has shrunk by one-third in the last 13 years, state media said Thursday, as the country’s breakneck modernisation continues to damage the environment. Northern China’s Hongjiannao Lake covers 32.16 square kilometres (12.86 sq miles), less than half its size in 1969 and two-thirds of its area in 2000, Xinhua news agency said Continue reading

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China finds 100,000kg of poisoned dead fish in river

Associated Press: Chinese authorities have scooped up about 100,000kg (220,000lb) of dead fish they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant, environmental officials and state media said in a reminder of the pollution plaguing the country. The Hubei province environmental protection department, which was notified of the discovery in the Fuhe river on Monday, pointed the finger at local company Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Co. Continue reading

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China cadmium spill threatens drinking water for millions

Reuters: A cancer-causing cadmium discharge from a mining company has polluted a long stretch of two rivers in southern China, and officials warned some 3.7 million people of Liuzhou in the Guangxi region to avoid drinking water from the river, state media reported on Friday. Pollution of waterways by toxic run-offs from factories and farms is a pressing issue in China, prompting authorities to call for policy tightening, though the problem shows no sign of going away. Continue reading

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