Category: Yangtze Drought and Pollution

China’s longest river ‘cancerous’ with pollution

(November 19, 1999) China’s longest river is "cancerous" with pollution and rapidly dying, threatening drinking water supplies in 186 cities along its banks, state media said on Tuesday. Chinese environmental experts fear worsening pollution could kill the Yangtze river within five years, Xinhua news agency said, calling for an urgent clean-up.