Dongting lake

The Three Gorges Dam and the Drought in Dongting Lake

The following news excerpts were tweeted by Lian Yue, translated by CDT: (1)  From China News Net 2009-10-23 18:19:4 Dongting Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in China, is now in the most severe water crisis of the last...

China Builds New Great Wall to Defend Against Mice, Not Mongols – Lee Spears

Due to the unusually heavy flooding this summer and the growing use of pesticides that are killing off natural predators to rodents, mice have overwhelmed farmers in Lujiao, in Hunan Province. From Bloomberg: China is building a new Great Wall — a relative miniature at 1 meter (3.3 feet) high — to guard against hordes […]

Water pollution in Dongting Lake – Hegel Chong

From Reading China blog: The Tale of the White Serpent, a household story in China, is set in Dongting Lake. The beautiful romance of the lovers of Bai Shuzhen and Louyi is gone with this seriously polluted lake. Hunan provincial government ordered all paper mills in the area of Dongting Lake, the second largest fresh-water […]

Lakes? Who needs lakes?

First it was global warming, now it’s factory pollution. Three weeks after Xinhua reported that the country’s largest lake, Qinghai Hu, could evaporate from rising temperatures within two centuries, the central news agency has come out with a new report saying Dongting Lake (Ê¥ûÂ∫≠Êπñ), China’s second largest, is at serious risk of “environmental decay.” The […]



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