Latest update: 07/02/2012
China's river of death
Decades of unbridled economic expansion and disregard for legislation have devastated China’s environment. Today, 70% of China’s waterways are polluted - endangering the health of millions. One example is the 1,000-kilometre-long river Huai, in eastern China, where cancer rates are at a record high. But some locals are fighting back, trying to breathe life back into their beloved stream.