Pearl River

China’s Famed Pearl River Under Denim Threat

From CNN: On the banks of the Pearl River, vendors set up shop daily at the Luwei village market. Mr. Liu wanders through the stalls at dusk, selecting vegetables and fish from the local fishmonger for dinner. As the sun sets on...

Guangzhou Officials Swim in Pearl to Pledge Clean-up – Xinkuaibao

Zhu Xiaodan (Êú±Â∞è‰∏π) is no Chairman Mao, who swam across the Yangtze. Zhu swam in the Pearl River, with his fellow colleagues and Guangzhou citizens, to assert the public that his government is serious in cleaning up a once-green, swim-friendly river. Translated from Xinkuaibao (Êñ∞Âø´Êä•) (photo: Zhu swimming in the Pearl) via Yesterday afternoon, […]

China’s Pearl River Estuary ‘Destroyed’: Report – AFP

From AFP: About 8.3 billion tonnes of sewage from 82 sources were discharged into the ocean off the coast of Guangdong last year, up 60 percent from five years ago, the report said. Pollutants such as inorganic nitrogen, phosphate and petroleum were boosting the number of harmful ‘red tides,’ or algae blooms, that suck the […]

Official: Pearl River Area Threatened by Water Shortage – Xinhua

From Xinhua: A severe water shortage in the drainage area of China’s third longest river was predicted by an official with the Ministry of Water Resources here on Monday. By 2010, the gross yearly water consumption in the Pearl River area would reach 100.5 billion cubic meters, leaving a huge supply gap of 13.5 billion […]

Swim marks cleaner Pearl River – Xinhua

Via Shanghai Daily: OVER 3,500 people who swam across the Pearl River, the third longest in China, have so far shown no symptoms of vomit or fever, local sources said. They plunged into the river in the southern city of Guangzhou on Wednesday afternoon to show to the public that the once-polluted river is clean […]

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