Environmental Crisis in China

Here you can read most interesting news articles from and about China.

Moderator: savanb

Environmental Crisis in China

Postby long_way » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:52 am

China's Undrinkable Water

The true costs of China’s rapid growth are becoming apparent: only HALF of it's water supply is undrinkable while a quarter is entirely unusable even for industrial purposes because it’s so badly contaminated!

According to Reuters, the main culprit for the state of China's water is its heavy industry and agricultural sector's overuse of pesticides and fertilizers, resulting in 189 of the China’s 443 cities experiencing acid rain.

While regulators are reportedly having some success in reigning in pollution, they still have a long, long way to go.


Source: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/featur ... -news.html

Watch video: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/videos ... -7-27.html
long_way
 
Posts: 737
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:56 am

Return to China Related News

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron