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Pollution, dams, climate change threaten
world's greatest rivers, WWF says

Updated: March 23, 2007, 10:56 AM ET
By Eliane Engeler | Associated Press — March 23, 2007

GENEVA — The Yangtze River gets more than half of China's industrial waste and sewage. Europe's Danube has lost most of its surrounding wetlands. And the Rio Grande has become so shallow that salt water is seeping in, bringing ocean fish that threaten freshwater species.

Pollution, global warming and rampant development could destroy some of the world's most iconic rivers in the coming decades, threatening to wipe out thousands of fish species and cause severe water shortages, the ...

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