The Yangtze River

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The China Daily reported on Monday that the River is seriously and almost irreversibly polluted having been seriously affected by the building of dams and heavy boat traffic. The annual harvest of aquatic products from the river has dropped from 387,375 tonnes in the 1950s to about 90,000 tonnes in the 1990s and accounts for 35 per cent of China’s total fresh water resources. “The impact of human activities on the Yangtze water ecology is largely irreversible,” Yang Guishan, a researcher was quoted saying.

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