China: Threatened Waters

Sanjiang

No sooner had I entered ‘China’s Wetlands’ into Google, I found articles quoting numbers such as, “50% of China’s coastal wetlands have disappeared in the past 50 years”, “30% of China’s natural wetlands vanished between 1990 and 2000”, “Lakes have dried up by 30-40%” and “Over 70% of all rivers and lakes are polluted.” These numbers shocked me and led to my application to the Pulitzer Center to begin documenting China’s wetlands, in an effort to try to understand what has happened to the country’s waters.

http://untoldstories.pulitzercenter.org/2010/07/china-threatened-waters.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Twitter

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