China’s boom is killing sea that gives it life, warn scientists – Clifford Coonan

From the Independent (link):

China’s spectacular economic boom will mean the death of its major economic and maritime hub, the Bohai sea, unless action is taken to stop industrial pollution of its waters, environmental advisers said yesterday.

The warnings, yet another example of the crisis gripping the world’s fastest-growing major economy, come as China tries to balance its desire for economic growth with the need to avoid environmental catastrophe.

See also “China Risks Environmental Collapse, State Official Warns” from the AP.

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