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  Yangtze River Cruise, Yangtze Cruise, Three Gorges, Yangtze River China Dam
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  Yangtze River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America.
The river originates in a glacier in the Dangla mountains on the eastern part of the Tibetan plateau.
Traditionally, the upstream part of the Yangtze River refers to the section from Yibin to Yichang; the middle part refers to the section from Yichang to Hukou, where Boyang Lake meets the river; the downstream part is from Hukou to Shanghai.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yangtze_River   (1659 words)

 Yangtze River Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yangtze River Delta (Chinese 长江三角洲/長江三角洲 chángjiāng sānjiǎozhōu) or Yangtze Delta, generally comprises the triangular-shaped territory of Shanghai, southern Jiangsu province and northern Zhejiang province.
The area near the Yangtze River Delta was the location of the Majiabang neolithic culture from around 5000-3000 BC.
The Yangtze Delta has a marine monsoon subtropical climate, and the weather is generally warm and humid.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yangtze_River_Delta   (538 words)

Yangtze River is the longest river of Asia, about 6300 km (about 3937 mile) in length.
In its descent to sea level, the river falls to an altitude of 305 m (1000 ft) at Yibin, Sichuan Province, the head of navigation for riverboats, and to 192 m (630 ft) at Chongqing.
Although the entire river is known as the Yangtze River to foreigners, the Chinese apply that designation only to the last 480 or 645 km (300 or 400 mi) of its course, the portion traversing the region identified with the Yang kingdom (flourished about 10th century BC).
www.china-cruise.com /Yangtze.htm   (520 words)

 WWF - Yangtze River & Lakes - A Global Ecoregion
The river and the lakes that it feeds are also where diverse species of fish, birds, and mammals have lived for centuries.
The river dolphin, restricted to freshwater habitats of the Yangtze and its adjoining lakes, is considered the most endangered dolphin species in the world.
The most pressing and severe threat is construction of dams and dykes on the Yangtze and its tributaries, which alter the natural flow regime, block migratory routes, and sever the connection between the rivers and their floodplain habitats.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/yangtze_river_lakes.cfm   (538 words)

 Rivers of Life: River Profiles - The Yangtze
The headwaters of the Yangtze are situated at an elevation of about 16,000 feet in the Kunlun Mountains in the southwestern section of Qinghai.
The river has over 700 tributaries but the principal tributaries are the Hun, Yalong, Jialing, Min, Tuo Jiang, and Wu Jiang.
Waters of the Yangtze are often used for rice and wheat irrigation.
cgee.hamline.edu /rivers/Resources/river_profiles/Yangtze.html   (535 words)

 cars - Yangtze River
The Yangtze River () is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world after the Amazon in South America and the Nile in Africa.
This name is found in many forms, including Yangtse River, Yangtsze Kiang, etc. Where it runs through deep gorges in parallel to the Mekong and the Salween before emerging onto the plains of Sichuan it is known to the Chinese as the Jinsha river (金沙江 Jīnshā-jiāng or 'Golden Sands River').
The river is the sole habitat of the critically endangered Chinese River Dolphin and Chinese paddlefish.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Yangtze_River   (523 words)

 China's Dammed Yangtze River A Cesspool Of Sewage, Poison   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the huge dam and smaller dams along the river's tributaries block the water, the flushing and self-cleaning action of the Yangtze River basin has slowed.
About a quarter of the 207 tributaries that flow into the Yangtze River are so seriously polluted that the water is unfit for irrigation, local press reports say.
Even so, as the water levels in the Yangtze River reservoir rise, they're causing landslides that expose landfills and garbage dumps, and more garbage is spilling into the river.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/InNews/yangtze2004.html   (992 words)

 Yangtze River Cruise, Yangtze River Cruises, Yangtze Cruise, Yangtze Cruises, China River Cruises
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Most Yangtze River cruises also sail to the Three Gorges Dam, a controversial construction project that will be the largest hydroelectric and flood-control dam in the world.
Yangtze River cruises are part of longer China tour itineraries, many of which visit world renowned Chinese treasures, like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Yu Yuan gardens, the Jade Buddha Temple and the Terracotta Soldiers that were sculpted to protect the tomb of Emperor Qinshihuang.
www.yangtzerivercruises.com /?source=eriver   (337 words)

 Yangtze River Patrol and Other US Navy Asiatic Fleet Activities in China, 1920-1942   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Division 3 was engaged in patrolling the Yangtze.
The Yangtze River, the main artery of China, is navigable for 1,750 miles, floats about 59 per cent of China's commerce, and reaches over 50 per cent of its population of 159,000,000.
The Yangtze Patrol, augmented by destroyers of the Asiatic Fleet, and the Houston, flagship of the commander in chief, cooperated with United States consular officials at Hankow and Nanking, rendering assistance in those areas, and standing by to evacuate United States nationals.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/yangtze.html   (9685 words)

 Great Rivers Partnership - Yangtze River
In excess of 350 million people live within the watershed of the Yangtze River, more than the entire population of the United States.
A large percentage of this population depends upon the river directly for food, water and electricity.
Printable map (PDF) of the river systems where the partnership is working, including the Yangtze.
www.nature.org /wherewework/greatrivers/asiapacific   (159 words)

 The Yangtze River
Yangtze is the world's third-longest river at 3,964 miles.
In its annual travels, the Yangtze brings huge amounts of silt on shore in the Jiangsu Province, where rice is grown.
Yangtze also passes through the Three Gorges (Qutang, Xiling, Wu), a beautiful region that has been known more recently for a series of dam projects that have created controversy and struggles between developers and environmentalists.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/geography/yangtzeriver.htm   (179 words)

 WWF - Yangtze River - taming the dragon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Yangtze River Basin, an area of 1.8 million square km is a region of tremendous economic importance.
The Central Yangtze refers to the section of the river basin from Yichang in Hubei province to Hukou in Jiangxi province.
The Central Yangtze is affectionately known as China 's home of rice and fish in recognition of its fertile soils and the bounty of its rivers.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/asia_pacific/where/china/yangtze_river/index.cfm   (339 words)

 Yangtze river 'cancerous' with pollution
China's longest river is "cancerous" with pollution and rapidly dying, threatening drinking water supplies in 186 cities along its banks, including Shanghai, experts warned on Monday.
Despite immediate concerns for the cities along its banks, the Yangtze, along with the Yellow river, is earmarked for China's South-North water diversion scheme -- a plan to pump water from southern waterways to the parched north.
Most of the Yellow River, the second-longest in China and the cradle of early Chinese civilisation, is so polluted it is not safe for drinking or swimming, Xinhua news agency said in May last year.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-05/30/content_604228.htm   (578 words)

 River basin task force for China's Yangtze River
The IRBM Task force is instrumental to WWF's Yangtze programme, which aims to restore and effectively manage a significant area of the wetlands in the Central Yangtze River basin by 2010.
The Central Yangtze is regarded as a globally important ecoregion by conservationists worldwide and as the "home of rice and fish" by Chinese.
Currently the Central Yangtze and its lakes are subject to threats and problems including the loss of wetland function due to fragmentation and degradation; frequent flood disasters; upstream erosion leading to accelerate downstream silting; lack of knowledge amongst decision-makers about the values and functions of wetland; policy failure; and institutional conflicts.
www.ramsar.org /wn/w.n.china_yangtze_taskforce.htm   (730 words)

 RedOrbit - Science - Yangtze River "Cancerous" With Pollution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the river was the only source of drinking water in Shanghai, it had been a great challenge for Shanghai to get clean water, said Lu, also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top advisory body.
Lu said the Yangtze River absorbed more than 40 percent of the country's waste water, about 25 billion tons a year, with more than 80 percent of the wastewater entering the Yangtze untreated.
The longest river in China and the third longest in the world, the 6,300-kilometer Yangtze starts at the 6,621-meter snow-covered Geladandong, the main peak of the Tanggula Mountains in northwestern Qinghai Province.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/519931/yangtze_river_cancerous_with_pollution/?source=r_science   (652 words)

 2004 - 2005 Yangtze Special Deluxe, visit Shanghai-Wuhan-Yangtze River Cruise-Chongqing-Xian-Beijing
Yangtze Angel, M. President I, II (M. Yellow Crane), III (M. Splendid China), or one of China Regal Cruises' Princesses.
Day 5 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D) While you are learning Taiji from a cruise director in the morning, your cruise ship is sailing through the most fertilized land of Yangtze in the middle reaches.
Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D) Excursion in a small boat exploring the Shennong Stream: ancient plank road remains along the river, mysterious ancient Ba people's coffins suspended high on the cliff, wild monkeys running under the primitive bushes and trees....
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 Yangtze River Cruise - China tour reservation for Yangtze River Cruise Tour
It is the first longest river in China and the third longest river in the world.
The source of the Yangtze River is in the Southwest in the Geladandong Mountain in the Tangula Mountain.
The three gullies in the Yangtze River are from Baidi City in Sichuan Province in the West to the Jinguan in Hubei Province in the East.
www.orientaltravel.com /tours/Promotion/Yangtze_River_Cruise_Tour.htm   (273 words)

 Animal Info - Baiji
In the Yangtze River, the baiji generally lives in the deeper sections, swimming to shallow water only to catch small fish.
Deaths from entanglement in or electrocution by fishing gear, collisions with vessels, blasting for channel maintenance, and illegal harvesting of the baiji are at least partially responsible for the decline of its range and abundance.
In the past, it entered the large tributary lakes in summer when the water level was high and returned to the deep water of the Yangtze River to pass the winter.
www.animalinfo.org /species/cetacean/lipovexi.htm   (1404 words)

 RedOrbit - Science - \\\\Chinese Experts Warn Yangtze River "Cancerous" With Pollution
Beijing, 29 May: Chinese experts on Monday [29 May] warned that the country's longest river - the Yangtze - is "cancerous" with pollution, which is threatening the safety of drinking water in cities on its banks, including Shanghai.
Lu said the Yangtze River absorbed more than 40 per cent of the country's waste water, about 25 billion tons a year, with more than 80 per cent of the wastewater entering the Yangtze untreated.
The longest river in China and the third longest in the world, the 6,300-km Yangtze starts at the 6,621-metre snow-covered Geladandong, the main peak of the Tanggula Mountains in northwestern Qinghai Province.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/519697/chinese_experts_warn_yangtze_river_cancerous_with_pollution/?source=r_science   (679 words)

 Yangtze River Cruise: China River Cruises, yangtze river cruises, Asia River Cruise Tours
The Yangtze River boasts some of the world's most spectacular landscapes of misty mountains, breathtaking gorges, bamboo groves and serene lagoons.
Widely regarded as one of China's celebrated scenic attractions, the Three Gorges cruise along the Yangtze River is the centerpiece of most itineraries.
The Mekong River connects Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan (China) and is the longest river in the southeastern Asia region.
www.rivercruisetours.com /asia/asiaitinerary.htm   (309 words)

 The Epoch Times | Waste Dumping Threatens the Yangtze River
Recently, the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Committee published a report which stated that 28.8 billion tons of waste water was discharged into the Yangtze River in 2004.
According to official media, an important factor of the pollution in the Yangtze River is the large and medium cities along the river, such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing, etc., which worsen the pollution.
According to the investigation by the environmental departments for the seven major rivers in China, the pollution levels from the most serious to the least are the Haihe River, Liaohe River, Yellow River, Huaihe River, Songhua River, Yangtze River, and Pearl River.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-12-27/36264.html   (1519 words)

 Yangtze River & Chongqing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Over 2,700 miles (6,000 km) long, the mighty Yangtze is the longest river in China and the third longest in the world.
Along the upper reaches of the river lies the spectacular Three Gorges.
The two major features of this city are the WWII memorabilia and the Confluence of Rivers.
www.eastgreetswesttravel.com /ChinaWindows/river.html   (460 words)

 Yangtze River
The dream of a dam to both tame the onrushing Yangtze River and to set up the largest hydroelectric project in the world has brought a devised project - China Yangtze Three Gorges Project (TGP).
Boasted as the mother river of China, the Yangtze River divides the country both geographically and culturally.
The extensive river cuts through the heart of China marking the division of the country into north and south both geographically and culturally.
www.yangtzerivertour.com /amaze_yangtze   (226 words)

 Yangtze River, Yangtze River Cruises, Map, Three Gorges Dam
We have been booking Yangtze River cruises for a long time, and we know the area, the ships and the people who operate them.
We stay up to date, so we have got all the latest information on the Yangtze River, the 3 Gorges Dam and the surrounding area, local knowledge and a lot of experience.
Yangtze sights and attractions, the towns and villages and their people, culture and history, and of course the stunning scenery
www.yangtzeriver.org   (262 words)

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