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联合国环境规划署(UNEP) 发布的研究报告中显示, 中国的长江及珠江入海口已列为缺氧的"死亡"地带。
Yangtze and Pearl River estuaries now “dead zones”
China's Yangtze River and Pearl River estuaries have been newly listed as oxygen-deficient "dead zones", according to a study released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Threat to delist world heritage site in China
UNESCO has threatened to delist one of China's World Heritage areas if the Government proceeds with a plan to reduce the site by 20% and allow mining and dam development around the remaining area.
Booming populations threaten east Asian coasts
Growing populations and booming economies are threatening fragile coastal areas in east Asia, and the region's coral reefs could face total collapse within 20 years, according to a new United Nations study.
Water for millions at risk as glaciers melt away
The world's glaciers and ice caps are now in terminal decline because of global warming, scientists have discovered. The loss of glaciers in South America and Asia will threaten the water supplies of millions of people within a few decades, the experts warn.
Rising seas could leave millions homeless in Asia
Millions of people could become homeless in the Asia-Pacific region by 2070 due to rising sea levels, with Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, China and Pacific islands most at risk, says Australia's top scientific body.
China needs daily pollution fines, says official
China should slap daily fines on firms that pump untreated waste into lakes and rivers, because current penalty limits make long-term pollution profitable, an official was quoted on Saturday as saying.
Sewage and coastal destruction threaten marine life, says UN report
Sewage is a growing threat to oceans and seas, putting at risk marine life and habitats as the pollution problem escalates, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report on Wednesday.