An advisor to the Chinese government stressed Wednesday that it was a critical task to control soil erosion and improve the ecosystem along the Yangtze River, the country's longest waterway.30,000 tons of sewage EVERY MINUTE? That is quite staggering.
"In 2003, an average 30,000 tons of sewage was poured into the river every minute,"
Ecological deterioration has endangered many aquatic animals, including the Chinese sturgeons and white-flag dolphins, the world's rarest dolphin, according to the survey.
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
BAIJI DOLPHINS - Preservation of Yangtze River ecosystem "critical"
In this report from the People's Daily Online...