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Drought in Hubei China- China’s Looming Ecological Problems

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 10, 2011


It has been reported that the drought in one of China’s provinces called Hubei is now at a critical level. The area is knows for its nuerous lakes, or was known for that. The area is now plagued with a serious water shortage that is affecting over one-third of its counties. This year the area has suffered from a lack of rainfall and the problem will probably only get worse as the summer approaches. Last year the southwestern area of Yunan was hit hard by a drought and caused a gaggle of eco-refugees. We will have to see what happens in Hubei.

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