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A Million Flee Chinese Deluge

More flooding feared on Yellow River

(Newser) - More than a million Chinese have fled floods in the southern regions of the nation after some of the worst storms in decades. The deluge comes as China is reeling from a devastating earthquake. The situation is likely to get worse in the next few days with expected flooding along... More »

China Dumps Yangtze Dam Plan

Huge dam project nixed but many more on the way

(Newser) - China has decided to scrap plans for a huge dam at Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River, the Guardian reports. The dam would have left a popular tourist area underwater and forced 100,000 people from their homes. The decision is a rare victory for Chinese green activists, but... More »

Feared Extinct, Dolphin Resurfaces

Rare mammal reportedly appears in the Yangtze

(Newser) - A member of a dolphin species so rare that it was reported possibly extinct may have been spotted in the Yangtze River. The baiji, or white flag dolphin, was declared extinct last December, but earlier this month a man shot a video showing what appears to be a baiji frolicking... More »

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